Neighbor to Neighbor

Community Care Packages

Meals on Wheels West is a big believer in Community Care and there is no better way to do this than adding special packages to our warm meals when we see that a client is in need.  Whether it be to welcome a client, to celebrate a birthday, an upcoming holiday, or someone is in need of a pick-me-up, our bags are made with the love from our amazing volunteers. Meals on Wheels West invites you to add your special touch to help those who are in need.

Please use small bags or boxes when making these packages.  All items must be brand new and come in the original commercial packaging. Travel sizes work best.  Think of things that are fun and are tailored for a certain event: Birthday Bag, Welcome Bag, Holiday Bag, Hygiene Bag, Feel Better Bag.

*Students can earn community service hours by making 5 Charity bags while earning 2 hours of service.*

SUGGESTED: 8-10 items per bag

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Small brush
  • Swabs
  • Pot holders
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Postage Stamps
  • Small first aid kit
  • Pill boxes
  • Photo frames
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Socks
  • Jar openers
  • Notepads
  • Stationary
  • Soap
  • Floss soap
  • Nail file & clippers
  • Night lights
  • Tissues (small)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Cotton balls
  • Dish towels
  • Pens
  • Envelopes
  • Greeting Cards
  • Body wash
  • Lotions
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Playing cards
  • Cross words/word finds

Please Avoid:

Razors, Candles, Matches, Lighters, Cough Drops, Lipstick & Cosmetics, Food Items, Nail Polish, Rubbing Alcohol, Flammable Liquids, Over the counter Cold Remedies, Aspirin, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen

For more information or if you need a letter or signature regarding volunteer hours, please call Margaret at (310) 394-5133, ext. 3 or email at