Mission: ST. VINCENT MEALS ON WHEELS serves anyone in need regardless of age, illness, disability, race or religion. ST.VINCENT MEALS ON WHEELS works toward the betterment of seniors and the homebound who are in need of hot, nutritious meals and other nutrition services. The services significantly improve the quality of life and health of these individuals and keeps them independent and out of nursing homes. Having a daily nutritional meal restores strength to the malnourished and eases the pain of loneliness and isolation with a daily visit from dedicated staff and/or volunteers.
Programs: St. Vincent senior citizen nutrition program (st. Vincent meals on wheels) has grown to become the largest privately funded meals program in the country, delivering meals within a 43 square-mile area of los angeles. With its staff and volunteers of more than 200 and a fleet of 34 vehicles, meals on wheels now prepares and delivers more than an average of 3,200 meals daily to individuals who are too frail to shop or cook for themselves. Total meals served for the june 2014 fiscal year end is 701,055.
This is an amazing program based entirely on compassionate service to homebound seniors and others who are hungry and alone. I got involved because of my grandfather and I have never regretted being a part of the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels family. I am amazed at the effective use of resources and the impact of this program. I am so proud to volunteer.
As volunteers my wife and I deliver hot meals one day each week to about 30 people, mainly seniors and disabled. This organization serves over 4400 meals daily including a lot of frozen meals and service to other meals on wheels and senior organizations. They have a staff of dedicated volunteers and wonderful employees who take their jobs very seriously. Money is always an issue but the scrimp and save and get by with whatever is sent their way.