Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 4234 Dorney Park Rd Allentown PA 18104 USA

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: 800 unduplicated clients are served each year.
Geographic areas served: Lehigh County, PA
Programs: Home-delivered meals, delivery of free pet food for clients' pets, link to other social services, home visit and well-being check
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 4 stars  

This is such a rewarding organization to volunteer for! The folks we visit are so happy to see a visitor and a hot meal. Every trip I take is time well spent. Meals on Wheels as an organization is so thoughtful and organized - it really makes helping a pleasure.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization, dedicated volunteers, and you can see your efforts are appreciated each and every time you deliver meals. It is a pleasure to be able to help the community and its members so directly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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My story began with my mother-in-law, who received Meals on Wheels daily. When we would visit her, she would be so excited and tell us about her visitor that day and the great food she received. The visit and food delivery was definitely the highlight of her day. One funny story was that my husband would write her bills and saw the MOW bill was due. She kept insisting that she paid it but her checkbook did not show a missing check. Hence he called the office and was told that she did pay her bill and sent in excess of $100 in cash to the office via mail. When my father retired, he decided to keep busy and become a volunteer delivering meals on a daily basis. Not only does it keep him active, but he is so proud of his accomplishments and loves the wonderful MOW family! The story goes on as I was between jobs and decided to volunteer in the MOW office and truly found how how dedicated and wonderful the staff really is. Not only does their job entail keeping the program running on a daily basis, but the many fundraisers which are necessary due to monetary constraints. I found another permanent job in the Lehigh County area and was very happy to begin a Corporate volunteer delivery program. We now have 2 teams that deliver twice/week. So while I have been and am involved in the many faucets of Meals on Wheels, I am happy to say that it is a wonderful and rewarding experience!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the honor of delivering meals on behalf of my emplopyer during the annual community delivery day and from the moment I arrived I was impressed by the level of organization, attention to detail, and most importantly the pride and compassion of the staff and volunteers. The impact Meals on Wheels of Lehigh Valley has on the community is invaluable! This agency truly practices their mission statement with every client served.

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County since 2008. Our company participated in annual Community Service Days. We were so impressed with how organized they were that we started a company team in 2009 that delivers meals every Tuesday. Every one in the organization is great to work with! They truly care about the clients and volunteers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My mother is a client of Meals on Wheels and the service has helped her in numerous ways. She receives well prepared, nutritious meals and visits from smiling volunteers. Some days those volunteers are the only people she sees. She is better able to stay in her home and not have the worry of preparing meals. And our family has the assurance that she is being visited every weekday and provided with good food.
I also volunteer and I am a board member and I am proud to be associated with such a great and needed service. I am honored to help a generation of people that has done so much.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I work in a nursing home for 27 years and would see the volunteers from meals on wheel from Monday to /Friday. I later became friends with Betty Minor, one of the orgainls. When I had a day off and she needed
someone to help, I said yes. I retired and we became Friday parents. She no longer drive and she still delivers. I enjoy voluntering for Meals on Wheel It so rewarding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I this time I can't thing of any changes.

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?

2011

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