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MEALS ON WHEELS OF SAN FRANCISCO
November 29, 2010

San Francisco Meals on Wheels is a first rate operation. I've been a supporter for years, as long as I can remember having money to donate. The organization is run with maximum efficiency. Greater than 80% of each dollar contributed goes directly to serving the clients. My family and I volunteered to deliver meals on Thanksgiving this year (2010) so the paid regular drivers could take some well needed time off. The Meals on Wheels staff were well organized to enable 400+ "non-professional" volunteers to deliver 1200 meals in one morning. I don't know a single charity that is doing as much work for this underserved community of seniors. The MOW service is not just meal delivery but friendly visitors, grocery shoppers, nutritional counseling, a home safety program (railings, grab bars, smoke detectors, etc.), social work and intensive case management. For 40 years, Meals on Wheels San Francisco has set the standard for alleviating the financial and emotional costs of premature and/or inappropriatei nstitutionalization of seniors.

The Great!

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

working directly with clients

Ways to make it better...

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

figure out a way to raise more money to expand the support to an ever growing senior and disabled population.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Raise money, participate in strategic decisions for the organization.