Homebound seniors love their pets. So much, in fact, that they share their daily meals with their beloved companions leaving both the senior and their pet undernourished. We recognize the concern our clients have for the furry family members, so we began the Pet Food Program to insure both our clients and their pets receive nourishing meals daily. The St. … Read More
SVMOW’s Client Advocate Judith Cathey visits every new meal client at home to assess their needs. She offers assistance and referrals to those suffering from dementia, depression, poor health, financial issues and other difficulties. Here is an excerpt from one of her status reports to give you an inside look at the challenges facing our clients. SVMOW has placed 160 … Read More
Thanks to you, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels has prepared and delivered more than 20 million meals to L.A. seniors over the past 35 years. But the meal that matters most is the very next one we deliver to a hungry and waiting senior. Keeps seniors independent and out of nursing homes Restores strength to the malnourised Eases the pain … Read More
Donated Pet Food is a Comfort to Clients and their Best Friends Pets provide much-needed comfort and companionship to homebound seniors. But some seniors put their own nutrition at risk when they give a portion of their pets. To help solve that problem, volunteers are delivering donated pet food to clients. Donations for our Pet Food Program are always welcome. Please … Read More
“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckert Sometimes I want to tell someone how much I appreciate what they have done—for me, for Meals on Wheels, for friends and family…or just because! I search for a “fancy” word or a different way to express my feelings. No matter … Read More
If you feel called to sustain Los Angeles’ shut-in seniors for years to come, a general bequest provides for a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate to be given to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels at the time of your death. For most people, a gift of a percentage of the remaining estate after taxes and … Read More
Changing of the Guard The 112 members of Cuisine á Roulettes welcomed new president Peggy Bartenetti (right) on June 12. Peggy, with outgoing president Cathie White, attended Cuisine’s Garden Party at Lucy’s El Adobe Café to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Cuisine raises support and awareness for the program through fundraising events and volunteerism.
It costs $7.85 to deliver a hot meal, a cool drink and a caring visit to a shut-in. Will you please keep our essential services going with your summer donation? Every day, we get calls to deliver meals to seniors who struggle with hunger, malnutrition and loneliness. They rely on you to provide the only meal and visit they have … Read More
Summer’s here—and our frail seniors rely on St. Vincent Meals on Wheels more than ever. On sweltering days from July through September, clients rely on our nourishing meals and cool drinks to prevent hunger and dehydration. We open windows, turn on fans and pour glasses of water to help them prevent heat stroke—or worse.
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