Programs

Every weekday, including all holidays, dedicated volunteers deliver meals to your homebound neighbors in need of nourishment and a friendly visit.

“I had kidney disease. Your program was a great help to me at a period of high stress in my life. Thank you so much.”  -Helen E  (Santa Monica Client)

Delivering More Than a Meal

MOW West’s core heritage program that delivers a LA County dietitian approved hot lunch, a sandwich, fresh fruit, and a beverage to isolated homebound seniors, people living with disabilities, and people living with chronic illnesses of all ages. Our Wellness Checks monitor health & wellness.

Food and Shelter

As formerly unhoused people are sheltered, MOW West delivers healthy meals and referrals to additional social services that help maintain stability, health, and wellness.

Community Connections Friendly Calling

Meals on Wheels West volunteers call clients weekly for friendly conversations which increases socialization and reduces isolation. Our Wellness Checks monitor and report on health and wellness, with a focus on mental health. Referrals are made to Meals on Wheels West’s 58 partner agencies.

Supporting Veterans on the Homefront

Cost free meals are delivered to veterans and their spouses of all ages and eras, regardless of discharge status. The friendly visits and Wellness Checks reduces isolation of older veterans and helps younger veterans adapt to civilian life.

Heal Healthy at Home

Medically appropriate home-delivered meals are provided to recently discharged hospital and physical rehab facilities patients decreasing hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. 

Connecting Generations

An intergenerational volunteer initiative that encourages young people to give back to their community. Young volunteers are teamed with adult drivers to deliver meals to seniors and other Meals on Wheels West clients.

Keeping People and Pets Together

MOW West provides pet food and emergency veterinarian treatment to the pets of our low-income clients. The Center for Disease Control reports that having pets has measurable health benefits and decreases loneliness.

Emergency Preparedness

All clients are provided an emergency preparedness kit that includes three days of food and water, an emergency radio/flashlight, space blankets and survival information.

Fresh Off the Vine

Fresh produce is delivered to clients thanks to generous donations from the Santa Monica Farmers Market and the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market.

Getting Started

Fill Out The Intake Form

To start receiving meals complete and return  your Intake Form or Meals on Wheels West staff can help you do that over the phone. Some of the information you’ll provide includes:

– Your address and special needs
– Doctor’s contact information
– Two emergency contacts