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Review for Alameda Emergency Food, Alameda, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Executive Director (ED) Cindy Houts (formerly ED of Alameda County Meals On Wheels) is doing a tremendous job of "modernizing" the Alameda Food Bank facility and services by creating a more welcoming environment for its clients. Both the Distribution Center and the Warehouse operations are top-notch and improving all the time, with energetic, caring Staff members working daily with the needy in Alameda. No one should go hungry in this "land of plenty" nation, no matter what her or his socio-economic status or current situation might be. Remember that cash donations are the very best way to help Ms. Houts and her Staff do the important work they have taken on, on behalf of our citizens and the community-at-large!

Role:  Donor
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

They birthed us, fed us, shepherded us, advised us, protected us, loved us, despite our shortcominge, insecurities, and indiscretions. The LEAST we can do is make sure our elders are warm, fed, and comfortable in their last years. That's what Alameda County Meals on Wheels (ACMOW) is all about. My time as a volunteer never feels like a burden. It feels like I am giving back. Whether it is an annual event, like the Wheels for Meals (Fun) Ride (WFMR) in Livermore or the Five-Star Night Gala Dinner, Dine-Outs, or any of the other fund-raising programs run by ACMOW, I get a warm, fuzzy feeling every time. Executive Director Cindy Houts is a dynamo -- conceiving of and pulling off multi-faceted, fun, complex projects and rising to new heights every time. ACMOW provides opportunities for ALL of us, who should be very grateful indeed, a chance to show our Seniors that they are valued.

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

I have seen the joy on the faces of seniors who are reached-for and touched every day by Meals on Wheels volunteers.

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

I would work to restore lost federal and state support and funding for this organization and others like it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

N/A

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Made me a better person and provided new networking opportunities.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Awesome.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Helped organize and staff rest stops for all three years (so far) of the WFMR, and helped also at several Five-Star Night Events, in multiple capacities.