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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EIN 95-4613280
(310) 394-5133
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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my pride and pleasure to serve as a volunteer both delivering meals and as a member of the Board of Directors for the past 8 or so years. This organization is vital to the seniors and shut ins everywhere. Delivering the meals is important, of course, but the face to face contact we provide could be their only one of the day. I can't imagine a world without this "human service"!

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  

I have been working with our elderly community for 30 years. This program has consistently served the frailest and most needy.

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

Very 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?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been supporting this program for over 30 years. They have done so much for so many people. I learned about this agency when my neighbor was receiving Meals on Wheels. She fell one day and it was only the immediate call by the volunteer that brought the help she needed. What a great program for those that are homebound and not able to cook or even shop for food.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals on Wheels West is a wonderful organization and the people that work there, and volunteers are amazing. I have some neighbors who have received meals from them (along with the daily newspaper) AND it has helped them stay healthy and living in their own homes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Meals on Wheels West is a great organization. the people there are great.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot thank Meals On Wheels West enough for being there for me in my time of need. What would I have done without you? The food is good and definitely nutritious and I started feeling much better after a week. The volunteers are a god-send, and the newspapers and fresh fruit they bring along with the meals is very much appreciated

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Meals On Wheels West takes great care of my neighbor. She is always happy to see the volunteer that brings the meals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been both a volunteer and a donor to Meals-on-wheels for 15 years. The people I come in contact with weekly are so appreciative of the meals they receive as well as the interaction with caring volunteers. Meals-on-wheels has a supportive staff that makes sure the client's needs are met professionally and with great concern for their well-being. This is an established organization that is run well and really works to the advantage of everybody involved.

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The majority of the clients that receive meals-on-wheels are nearing the end of their lives. We make sure they are well fed and given a daily friend with whom to visit. They are able to be in their own homes and maintain their dignity by feeling worthy of this valuable service.

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

More private donors so the food quality is increased.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered to deliver meals for MOW am very impressed by the determination of their staff in making sure that those in need receive a good meal. I was personally surprised that the need was so real even in an affluent area where I live. You take your 3 meals a day for granted and often forget that many elderly people do not have family to make sure that they get theirs! I met many very appreciative people to whom that knock on the door was extremely important, not only the meal but the friendly face at the door.

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The faces on those receiving tells it all, it is a very much needed organization that is dedicated to helping.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Santa Monica College Rotaract Club students have great experiences helping Santa Monica MOW deliver meals. As a faculty advisor, I commend the effectiveness of this nonprofit in helping the disabled residents in our area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having Rosemary Regalbuto as a guest speaker for students, where she shares the MOW story, and I donate to this cause.

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

suggest more wide-spread coverage on all that they do in our communities.

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