How do I apply for Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles?
To check that we deliver in your neighborhood, enter your zipcode into this link.
You, a family member, or caregiver can then apply for our Home-Delivered Meals program by phone by contacting Ellen at our office at (310) 208 4028
Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles offers two nutritious meals per day, five days a week. Additional meals to cover the weekend are available, if required. Deliveries are made by caring volunteers between 10:45 am and 1:00 pm.
Are there any requirements to qualify for the service?
We serve all in need regardless of age. The only criteria are that the person is confined to his/her home and cannot perform the shopping and cooking required to prepare meals.
What if I can't afford the cost of $7 a day?
Call (310) 208-4028 to talk to the people at our office to see if we can work something out.
Who cooks the food?
We purchase it from a central kitchen that specializes in meals for seniors and operates in compliance with all health department regulations. Preparation, packaging, and delivery of meals are done under the guidance of a registered dietician and menus are approved by the Department of Aging.
What if I have food allergies or am a diabetic or just plain don't like peas?
We can accommodate most dietary requirements. We have special meal types (low-salt, diabetic, low cholesterol, renal, pureed, vegetarian, and low vitamin K). In addition, we will arrange for substitutes if there are foods that you do not like or cannot eat.
I have a medical condition that requires a special diet. Can you accommodate me?
We have many modifications to our standard menu that address certain medical conditions.
I have difficulty carrying things. Can the drivers bring my meals inside?
Yes! Our drivers are ready, willing, and able to bring your meals into the kitchen, leave them on a table, or put them into your refrigerator—whichever is most helpful to you. You can also accept them right at the door.
Can I suspend service for a couple of days without being cancelled from the program?
Yes. We request notice of 2 days in advance to cancel or resume your service. You may temporarily suspend service due to special circumstances such as extended hospitalization or convalescent stays.