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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Meals on Wheels

Mission: To promote the independence and well being of homebound individuals by providing nutritious meals delivered by caring volunteers.

Results: Since 1971 we have delivered more than six million meals and helped thousands of people stay in their own homes--where they want to be--surrounded by the neighbors they know and the things they cherish.

Target demographics: Seniors and adults with disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 926 unduplicated clients served in 2016.

Geographic areas served: Lehigh County, PA

Programs: Home-delivered meals, grocery shopping, delivery of free pet food for clients' pets, link to other social services, home visit and well-being check

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for two years now and love every minute of it. This is such a wonderful organization filled with caring workers and volunteers and we're so proud to be a part of it. The healthy food delivered to the elderly and needy is just part of the experience. Sharing our time and love with all the clients is more rewarding than you can imagine. From the caring staff to the lovely clients, Meals on Wheels is the best organization to be part of!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy being part of this terrific organization as it is a great nonprofit with an amazing purpose

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I deliver meals two days a week and also do grocery shopping for 2 shut-ins several times a month. I find it very gratifying to do this type of hands-on assistance to people in need of food and a friendly visit. Meals On Wheels is very efficient, well-organized and takes great care of the clients and the volunteers.
Many elderly cannot afford their meals and receive a subsidy through the agency and community contributions. These elderly people would go without warm meals if it weren't for Meals On Wheels. Great to help.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you so much for all you do as a volunteer--delivering meals as well as grocery shopping. Your care and kindness mean the world to our clients.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so many people involved with Meals on Wheels. This organization really cares about people in out community & does not receive enough reconzation.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for your kind words and your volunteering to ensure that our homebound are well nourished in their own homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We volunteer for Market on Wheels. Such a satisfying experience for us as volunteers to aid a client who can still do their own cooking or some meal preparation but is unable to get out routinely for grocery shopping. This satisfaction is not only one sided. Our client is always happy to see us as we are to see and help her. She brings us joy as we bring a sense that someone cares for her and her well being.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

We know that our clients so enjoy the volunteer visit as well as the service you provide. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Meals on Wheels of the Lehigh Valley is a fabulous organization! They provide meals, grocery delivery service and perhaps most importantly, a friendly smile to many who are unable to leave their homes and don't have family that are able to visit. I am honored to volunteer with this organization.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for volunteering and bringing joy to our clients.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am also fortunate to be a Market on Meals volunteer with Meals on Wheels. All the staff at Meals on Wheels go above and beyond to make sure the people they serve are treated with dignity and respect. The personal connection is such an important part of their mission. Grocery shopping for my client is always a highlight of my week. I love doing this and am so happy to be a small part of a great organization!

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for your kinds words and all that you do for "your" client. You are an everyday hero.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It makes me feel good seeing the smiles on the faces of our clients who require assistance shopping. I wish I had more time to shop for others. Meals on Wheels is a blessing for their clients.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for the time you are able to give....it means the world to our clients. We truly appreciate your service.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a great nonprofit with an amazing purpose, I love being part of this wonderful organization! My client values the services MoW-LV provide immensely!

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for sharing your kindness and caring with our Agency. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Meals on Wheels.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for this excellent organization. I am so impressed by the dedication and compassion the volunteers and staff show toward the people they serve! Providing healthy meals and friendly visits to those that need assistance but want to remain in their own homes provides huge benefits to the entire community. Keep up the great work!

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you for your nice comments and for all you do for Meals on Wheels and the homebound clients that the Agency serves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Meals & Market on Wheels are rewarding volunteer experiences & help so many people in need.

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mgrasso 03/22/2016

Thank you so much for volunteering and making sure that our clients get the groceries they need.