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Review for Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Alameda County Meals on Wheels truly makes a difference in people’s lives. We nurture the body and souls of over 2000 frail homebound seniors each day. Our organization runs very efficiently with an extremely small staff and very low overhead. The compassion, dedication and hard work of our volunteers is inspiring.

My young daughter and I delivered the last meal to a recipient the day before he passed away. He expressed how important his meals and visit were each day and how grateful he was to receive them. That experience reinforced the life changing importance of what we do.

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

Throughout the years I've referred seniors to the program who have been able to remain living in their homes independently because of the warm meals and social contact that they have received. I’ve also been a donor, chaired our Five Star Gala with Narsai David and am now the Board President. Every aspect of my involvement has been profoundly rewarding.

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

Lobby for a reliable funding stream that guarantees that no senior goes hungry.

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

What is its top priority in the long run?

We must make certain that we have the resources to ensure that every senior who needs a meal, gets one. It’s our responsibility to make sure that our seniors don’t go hungry.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & .