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About CCMOW

Providing more than just a meal to

our neighbors in need!

Each day, CCMOW’s services empower hundreds of local residents who are living in Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, and Superior to eat healthy, live independently, and age in place.  

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Our Mission

The mission of Coal Creek Meals on Wheels is to support independence and quality of life for Lafayette, Louisville, Erie & Superior residents by providing nutritious meals and social contact.

Our Vision

At Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, we envision a future where every individual, regardless of age or circumstances, enjoys access to nutritious meals and meaningful connections. We aspire to foster a community of dignity, where no one goes hungry or feels alone, where compassion and support thrive, and where all individuals are empowered to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Who We Serve 

CCMOW serves anyone in need of a daily, nutritious meal regardless of their age, income level, ability to pay, and documentation status.

Our healthy, affordable meals support clean and balanced eating, and can help alleviate the stress of where your next meal will come from. 

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Our Meals 

CCMOW’s meals are made from scratch using high-quality and largely locally-sourced ingredients. Menus for our meal delivery and weekday café programs are created by trained culinary staff who are knowledgeable about the types of health issues and dietary restrictions that are oftentimes experienced by the vulnerable populations we serve. 

 

Each morning meals are prepared and packaged for delivery in CCMOW’s onsite kitchen. Meals are delivered by our team of caring and trusted volunteers - all of whom are screened and trained to intervene in the case of a client emergency. We have over 200 active volunteers between the ages of four and eighty-nine, many who have worked with us for years. CCMOW’s meal delivery service creates opportunities for volunteers to conduct client well-checks and help decrease social isolation.

Daily and open communication between clients, their families and our volunteers frequently results in referrals to other necessary resources, including food stamps, health care essentials, housing needs, transportation and county services. Many of our clients and their families believe that the social and emotional support received through our volunteers is invaluable.

Mondays through Fridays, diners are welcome to enjoy lunch at Coal Creek Café, CCMOW’s congregate dining program.

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Our History 

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels was established as East Boulder County Meals on Wheels in 1972 by Lafayette resident Sue Marolf, a Board of Directors, and two staff members. The operation began in the kitchen of the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette on a small four-burner stovetop. The organization delivered its first meals on December 4, 1972. In 2012, we rebranded our organization and officially became Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (CCMOW).

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