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Our Mission

We are a volunteer-based community service designed to prepare and deliver meals to residents of Rocky River and Lakewood who find it difficult to purchase or prepare food. We have been proudly serving the community since 1976. This organization makes no distinction among its recipients or volunteers in terms of age, race, sex, and religion. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, relying on private donations, with no government subsidies.

About Us

Rocky River Lakewood Meals on Wheels, a division of Westshore Meals on Wheels, prepares and delivers two freshly made meals per day, Monday through Friday, to our clients in Rocky River and Lakewood. Our service is available to anyone who has difficulty purchasing food and/or preparing nutritious meals.

Our meals are prepared by volunteers fresh daily in our kitchen, using high-quality ingredients such as homemade baked goods and soups, specialty breads and pastries, and fresh local produce from community gardens. Friendly, dedicated volunteers deliver meals to recipients’ doors between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm daily.

The service we provide is often the determining factor that allows people to stay in their homes rather than live in a temporary or permanent institutional setting. Our service can also mean the difference between a nutritious diet and the malnutrition often experienced by those who live alone and/or cope with disability and frailty.

Although our main focus is to deliver nutritious meals, our service offers other benefits, as well. For some of our clients, contact with a delivery volunteer may be the only personal interaction they have all day — and a very welcome one. In addition, those who deliver our meals will note if a recipient does not answer the door as usual, in which case the client’s contact person can be alerted to a possible problem needing intervention.


Donations

We are deeply grateful for the ongoing contributions and support of the following organizations:

Community West Foundation
Rocky River Coterie Club
Einstein Bagels, Rocky River
Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River
Good Soil Lutheran Ministries
Magnificat High School
Sarita, a restaurant
Rocky River Community Garden
Whole Foods, Rocky River

Visit our donation page to help sustain our organization, update our equipment and maintain the high standard of our home-delivered meals.

 

Contact Us

Please call us at (440) 333-6298 or visit our Contact Us page with any questions.

Recent Blog

Non-Perishable Food Distributed To Recipients

Posted: March/29/2020



Rocky River Lakewood Meals On Wheels is continuing to deliver freshly made, nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented strict sanitation procedures to protect our meal recipients, volunteers and staff from contact with and transmission of the virus.

Planning ahead, we have given all our recipients a supply of non-perishable food to have on-hand in the event that we are forced to suspend our normal operations at some point in the future.

We currently have the capacity to serve more people who are finding it difficult to purchase or prepare healthy meals. If you or someone you know – friend, relative, neighbor – is in need of our service, please contact us at (440) 333-6298, and browse our website for more information.

We are very grateful for the many new volunteers who have come forward to help us continue our vital service while our regular volunteers in high-risk categories are wisely staying at home. We also extend our sincerest thanks to the generous organizations and individuals who have made donations during this challenging time.


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Dorothy Douglas - Founder

Dorothy Douglas
Founder of Rocky River Lakewood
Meals on Wheels