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Causes: AIDS, Cancer, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Food, Food Programs, Health, Human Services

Mission: Moveable Feast is the only organization in the Baltimore region that provides meals and grocery to those in need living with HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses.

Target demographics: Men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or in treatment for Breast Cancer in Greater Baltimore and Maryland's Eastern Shore

Geographic areas served: Greater Baltimore Area, Maryland's Eastern Shore

Programs: Home Delivered Meals: Our Daily Home Delivered Meal service is provided to individuals experiencing the most severe stages of HIV/AIDS. Each new client is contacted by a staff dietitian for a nutritional assessment and customized meal plan. Meals can be customized to meet eight special diets: diabetic and/or renal, texturally modified, and non-dairy, as well as diets that accommodate religious or cultural practices (such as no pork, no beef, or no meat). Three meals are delivered each day, Monday through Friday, with extra meals on Friday for the weekend, for a total of 18 meals each week. Moveable Feast's dietitians maintain ongoing communication with the client to monitor his or her health status. Meals for a Week Groceries: We offer a Meals for a Week Grocery service to our clients whose health status has improved, making meal preparation more manageable. The majority of our clients with breast cancer receive this service. Each week, bags of groceries are delivered with enough food to prepare 16 meals, as well as five freshly-prepared frozen entrees for each member of the family. Drop-in Centers Meal Delivery: Monday through Friday, Moveable Feast delivers more than 600 meals to: Chase Brexton Health Services; HERO (Health Education Resource Organization), for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS; STAR (Sisters Together and Reaching), dedicated to assisting women infected with HIV/AIDS; and YANA (You Are Never Alone), serving women living with HIV/AIDS. Transportation Services - Moveable Feast has the largest transportation program for homeless individuals in Baltimore City. People on the Move, a daily shuttle service, helps homeless men and women to help themselves and their families. (Projections show that close to 50 percent of this population has HIV/AIDS.) The Shuttle typically transports over 100 men, women, and children each weekday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from shelters to social services that assist with employment, healthcare, and housing, and then returns them to shelters in the evening. During the winter months, we also provide a Code Blue shuttle to transport homeless men and women to shelters in severe weather. Medical Transportation - Moveable Feast's Ryan White Medical Transportation Program provides transportation to and from medical appointments to clients that are too ill to drive or do not have access to a vehicle. This service enables people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are not ambulatory, to improve their health status by keeping scheduled medical appointments. Employment Training - Culinary Arts and Life Skills Training: Moveable Feast launched this program in 2003 for individuals with few, if any, marketable skills. Over 12 weeks, students learn basic kitchen, cooking, and sanitation skills. They then put their new skills to work, assisting in the preparation of meals for clients. These adults, all of whom are living below the poverty level upon enrollment, have the opportunity to seek employment with benefits after graduation.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Neta S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Moveable Feast is an wonderful organization. It provides meals to people who are critically ill, which is an important mission that is enthusiastically supported by the board, the staff, and the volunteers. Moveable Feast engages more than 3,000 volunteers each year. The Board is actively involved and committed through financial means, time, and expertise. In 2013, Moveable Feast delivered over 700,000 meals to 3,600 clients throughout Maryland. To leverage their kitchen facility and kitchen staff expertise, Moveable Feast trains under- or unemployed Baltimore City residents in its Culinary training program.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Moveable Feast has outstanding donor relations and accountability for how donated monies are used to further their mission. They keep sick people well, save lives in the community and that s one of the most powerful missions of which any organization can boast!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Moveable Feast is a lifeline to the community that it serves. The staff and Board of Directors are all mission focused and want to provide the best possible service to their clients. The organization truly does great work and is committed to helping those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Moveable Feast is an outstanding organization. It:
- is well run by leaders who are innovative and committed to excellence
- is fiscally responsible
- engages more than 3,000 volunteers each year
- has a board that gives substantially, both time and money
- does a lot with a relatively small staff
- delivered over 700,000 meals in 2013
- trained 44 under- or unemployed Baltimore City residents in its Culinary training program