Meals On Wheels West

Rating: 4.79 stars   34 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 1823 A Michigan Ave. Santa Monica CA 90404 USA

Mission: We are a community based, non-profit public-benefit organization, committed to enhancing wellness by providing quality nutritious meals, nutrition education, coordinating community resources and referrals for our homebound clients enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life.Meals on Wheels helps our homebound neighbors by delivering two meals daily right to their doorstep.  Meals that they are unable to shop for or prepare.  Meals that many can’t otherwise afford.  The daily visits of our volunteers reassure our homebound clients that we care, and the volunteers help us ensure the well-being of our clients, as well.
Target demographics: seniors and those with mobility limitations
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 clients.
Geographic areas served: Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Venice
Programs: home delivery of nutritious meals along with fresh produce, local newspaper and a caring smile to reduce hunger and isolation among homebound neighbors.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

MOWW is a powerful-good organization whose service in our area is duplicated by none. Our home bound clients are gratified daily to welcome their Meals On Wheels volunteer (and not friend) to their home to deliver nutritious meals, the mail, a newspaper, and very welcome conversation. As they like to say, "Changing Lives, One Smile At a Time."

Their administrative organization is small, active, warm, and unpretentious, led by the dynamic CEO RoseMary Regalbuto. Honestly, Meals On Wheels West is a fine organization doing exceptional work for so many.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started as a volunteer 14 years ago and became so devoted to the organization that I became a board member. Volunteering for MOWW was the most fulfilling thing I had ever done in my life. The impact I made from sharing a few minutes with a homebound person gave me goosebumps on a regular basis. I am now enjoying running the pet program which started with a grant from Miss Lilly's Trading Company. It pays for specialty food and some vet care such as flee medication and check ups. We also get a generous amount of food donated from Centinela Feed and the pets seem to love their Lotus brand food.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe in this organization and all that it does for the community. Please support the work of Meals On Wheels West.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is amazing!! Seeing the smiles on the seniors' faces...Priceless!!! The staff is incredible. I recommend volunteering at this event 100 times over!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals on wheels west is a vital compassionate member of our community helping those in need. Thank you.-

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I LOVED volunteering for Meals on Wheels West. The staff are incredible: efficient and effective, so volunteers are utilized well and given appreciation from the staff as well as the clients. I've done volunteering with a number of organizations and MOW by far is the best at volunteer management. The service they provide is so necessary to the clients and it is rewarding to be involved.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

Seniors are so thankful for your loving care and warm meals! R Barnett

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals on Wheels West is a great org. We deliver meals AND smiles. Our volunteers are dedicated hard working people of all walks of life and our clients...great people

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for 5 years and have led a corporate team of volunteers. I really enjoy delivering meals and getting to know the clients. This is a truly live-saving service and the organization is great. The staff is enthusiastic and great to work with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Meals On Wheels West in Santa Monica can be trusted to take care of homebound seniors.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer for 13 years and know first hand what a huge difference this organization makes! They even feed the pets of their homebound clients!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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