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)
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.
As formerly unhoused people are sheltered, MOW West delivers healthy meals and referrals to additional social services that help maintain stability, health, and wellness.
Meals on Wheels West volunteers call clients weekly for friendly conversations which increase socialization and reduce isolation. Our Wellness Checks monitor and report on health and wellness, with a focus on mental health. Referrals are made to other needed social services.
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.
Medically appropriate home-delivered meals are provided to recently discharged hospital and physical rehab facilities patients decreasing hospital readmissions and emergency room visits.
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.
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 produce is delivered to clients thanks to generous donations from the Santa Monica Farmers Market and the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market.
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