Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, Inc.
Rating: 4.9 stars 30 30 reviews 623
4234 Dorney Park Rd Allentown PA 18104 USA
To promote the independence and well being of homebound individuals by providing nutritious meals delivered by caring volunteers.
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.
Seniors and adults with disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year:
800 unduplicated clients are served each year.
Geographic areas served:
Lehigh County, PA
Home-delivered meals, delivery of free pet food for clients' pets, link to other social services, home visit and well-being check
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Meals on Wheels provides a great service for getting meals to the people that need it. The volunteers deliver a meal as well as a friendly smile and conversation.
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!
I have volunteered in the Carbon county area MOW program for a while and recently moved into Allentown-Lehigh County..I was intriqued by the new program called "Market on Wheels"a thinking out of the box food delivery concept very needed by many in the area...I am happy to report not only am I enjoying volunteering and the clients we serve, BUT the staff and coordinator of the program have nothing BUT the best interests of our clients at heart regarding all decisions....A true joy for me getting back WAY MORE than I give...Thank you MOW....Jeffrey L. Minnich Sr.
I know several elderly and home bound people that depend on Meals on Wheels. They are always treated with respect and compassion. Lehigh Valley volunteers are wonderful people and are so very much appreciated. Thank you to everyone that volunteers to this organization!
I truly enjoy being a volunteer in the MoW grocery-shopping program. I LOVE grocery shopping, and to be able to do it for someone who can not is a privilege. We volunteers get as much out of volunteering as the folks we help. And the fact that the MoW staff is helpful, professional and gracious is just the icing on the cake!!
Before i retired, I was a Home Care provider for local hospital. My patients always asked that I not come when they were expecting their meals, because they enjoyed the visit from the volunteer as much as the food. It was almost a universal request. Once I retired, I decided to volunteer for MOW, and actually am now part of Market on Wheels, a spin-off of MOW. Volunteers shop for people who can still cook, but for whatever reason, cannot shop. It costs them $5, and I have been doing this for several weeks now, and love it. And "my" lady is so happy, because she has no one to shop for her while she is recovering from surgery. MOW is a very organized organization - all my questions were answered thoroughly at orientation for Market on Wheels, and the coordinator is just a phone call away. Handling (and spending) someone else's money is a big responsibility, but with the training and assistance, I feel comfortable. And since I love food-shopping, it is a win-win!
Meals on Wheels Lehigh County is a tremendous asset to the Lehigh Valley! They keep older and disabled people in their homes longer. They create relationships between the organization and the Community. They provide a much appreciate visit and smile to the clients everyday.
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Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County provides so much more than essential nutrition for your loved one. We provide a visit, a check-in, a warm smile, a friendly face, kind words, security for the family and a team of people who cares about your family member like our own. I am honored to be a Board Member for this great organization! Your support helps us to provide for more people every day! Thank you!
Meals on Wheels not only provides meals to those individuals who can't provide a nutritious meal for themselves, but they also provide a friendly faces and conversations to individuals who may not have the opportunity to be out and about interacting with others. They get to know their clients and interact with them as a friend. They area also there to notify someone in the event there is an issue or the client is just not acting or feeling as they always do. These volunteers have a big heart and provide a great service and interaction to their clients.
MOW serves a greater need than simply delivering meals. Yes, that is very important. But even more, the delivery person may be the only personal contact the client has that day. Many of the clients live by themselves and don't have that much contact outside of their immediate surroundings. So, MOW provides both nourishment for the body and the soul.
Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County may have a small staff but they along with their volunteers have a very large Heart! Their commitment to the clients they serve goes above and beyond and I am proud to be a member of their Board.