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 Los Angeles County dietitian approved hot lunch and light dinner daily to homebound seniors, the disabled, and the chronically ill of all ages. The Wellness Check monitors the health and wellness of MOW West clients.
Supporting Veterans on the Homefront
Cost-free meals are delivered to veterans of all ages. The daily friendly visit and Wellness Check reduces isolation of older veterans and helps recent veterans reintegrate into 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.
Food and Shelter
As formerly homeless people are housed, MOW West delivers healthy meals and referrals to additional social services that help maintain stability, health & wellness.
Community Connections Friendly Calling
Meals on Wheels West volunteers call MOW West clients twice a week to provide socialization, monitor their health & wellness and provide referrals for needs as they come up before they become more chronic.
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.
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.
Meals on Wheels West’s Resource List
Click here for Meals on Wheels West’s Resource List with other available community resources in our service area. The resources range from free medication delivery, housing advocates, fun things to do at home, financial resources and others. All volunteers and clients are provided a regularly updated resource list.
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