Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles

Ellen Horwitz , Executive Director
PO Box 241576
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles, is a non-profit, volunteer community service program that provides nutritious meals to homebound individuals living on the west side of Los Angeles. All funding for this program comes from the community and from those participants who can afford to pay. We do not receive any government funding, and are not restricted to serving only elderly homebound individuals.

Monday through Friday at 10:15 am volunteers meet at our office.  Eight teams of two are organized and take the meals (one hot – one cold) for each person on their route.  These meals are prepared and packaged by St. Vincent’s Nutrition Program under strict dietary supervision. We accommodate almost every diet plan.  Each driver then proceeds along their well-diagramed route to deliver to our clients in homes and apartments within the Westwood (90024), Bel Air (90077), Brentwood (90049), and West Los Angeles area (90025,90064).  Last year over 45,000 meals were served.

Instant gratification is our reward when the door opens.  If these meals were not delivered, our clients would not be able to live at home.  They cannot manage to shop, prepare food and clean up for themselves. Our clients are charged $7.00 a day for the two meals.  This fee only partially covers our costs, however, no one is turned away because of lack of ability to pay.

Be a Part of Meals on Wheels of West LA! 

Allison and Susan loading meals   

  • Become a volunteer – help deliver meals between 10:30am and 12:30pm any Monday thru Friday.

    Los Angeles, CA90049

  • Our volunteer drivers use their own cars. We require proof of insurance and drivers license.

  • Sign up on Escrip to donate a percentage of your purchases from national stores.

  • Sign up at Good Search, which will donate approximately $0.01 for every web search you do.

  • Shop at Ralphs, and use your Ralphs Rewards Card. Here is how this works.


Student volunteers are always welcome at Meals on Wheels of West LA. Younger students can help with various tasks in our office or be paired with one of our regular drivers or with a parent to help deliver food to our clients. High school and college students who already are licensed drivers are especially appreciated as reinforcements to our regular corps of volunteers. We will be happy to record your community service hours for you and send that information to your school.

Get Involved!