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  

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?

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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

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

A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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

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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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16 people found this review helpful

It has been my honor to be a part of this wonderful organization. I have been a fundraiser and board member for several years now and the assistance we offer to our clients is so appreciated and necessary. When you see the happy smiles on our clients as we deliver their meals and add companionship to what can be a lonely day, nothing is more satisfying. The organization is run with wonderful, caring staff who always put the client's needs first. I am very proud to be affiliated with Meals On Wheels and will continue to do so into the future.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The appreciation of our clientele.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do anything!

Ways to make it better...

more people would involve themselves with time or money.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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13 people found this review helpful

By supplying nutritional needs of partner Meals-On-Wheels enabled me to care for him at home and continue working. Excellent organization.

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

meeting the nutritional needs of homebound elderly and disabled

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

hope I had the skills, forsight and patience which the present CEO has.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication of the staff and volunteers and the appreciation of the recepients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do what it is presently doing on a larger scale.

Ways to make it better...

I could have personally thanked all the volunteers who gave of themselves and their time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Recruitment of volunteers, Creating greater awareness of the availability of the service, Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a service which will need greater support as the 85+ years population explodes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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15 people found this review helpful

Meals on Wheels is a wonderful organization. The volunteers make such a positive difference in the lives of the clients. It is about much more than providing a hot nutritious meal - it is about providing a friendly supportive human contact. i have had the pleasure and privilege of going on volunteer meal deliveries and I have seen first hand how much the clients appreciate the food and the visit.

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

the positive difference that is made in client lives

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful people I have gotten to know on the Board

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding people. Friendly, caring and fun to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a positive differenc in the lives of many more people

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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