BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO HELP SENIORS THRIVE

DELIVERING MORE THAN A MEAL

Our vibrant San Diego community can be characterized by its resilience, by its cultural diversity, by a strong U.S. military history and presence, by some of the top universities and research institutes in the world, and by an ever growing and dynamic senior population. People flock here to retire and spend the best years of their lives. As a third generation San Diegan, and like many of my friends and family members, I aspire to grow old and to do so with grace and dignity. And I aspire to do so in this beautiful community we call home.

President & CEO, Brent Wakefield

3,402

Helpful volunteers

20,767,628

Meals since 1960

642,781

Miles traveled

4,306

Seniors helped

552

Animals served

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower seniors and veterans to remain independent by nourishing their bodies, minds, and spirits.

2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Each year, MOWSDC delivers over 650,000 nutritious meals with friendly visits to older San Diegans, helping them stay in their homes, where they want to be. As members in good standing with Meals on Wheels America (MOWA) and Meals on Wheels California (MOWCA), our organization advocates for issues that impact the health, wellness, and independence of San Diegans who are 60 or older, their pets, veterans with disabilities of any age, and their caregivers.

Read our Strategic Plan to learn what we do to meet the growing needs of San Diego seniors.

PEOPLE BEHIND

Working together to end hunger and isolation

The DRIVERs in Our Community

Diversity,
in our people and ideas.

Respect,
in how we treat each other.

Integrity,
in our actions, words, and engagements.

Vision,
in our collaboration, innovation, and courage.

Empathy,
in the human connections we make every day.

Resilience,
in our commitment to serve others when called.

2021 Annual Report

We are celebrating another year of success made possible by servant leaders who believe in our cause. We are celebrating you as your support and friendship got us through the pandemic and allowed us to address an unprecedented 50% sustained increase in demand for our services. There are at least 500 more clients per day receiving nutritious, hot meals and a much needed moment of human connection that is desperately needed to positively impact their health and well-being.

You are the force that is allowing us to move full speed ahead.

PEOPLE BEHIND

SAVE LIVES AND HELP END HUNGER.