Basic Organization Information
MEALS ON WHEELS OF SAN FRANCISCO INC
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- Physical Address:
San Francisco, CA
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- NTEE Category:
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K36 Meals on Wheels
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K30 Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
P Human Services
P81 Senior Centers/Services
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- How This Organization Is Funded:
Individuals, Corporations, and Foundations
City of San Francisco
Our agency's mission of delivering nutritious balanced meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco has remained the same since our founding in 1970. For over 40 years, MOWSF has set the standard for alleviating the financial and emotional costs of premature and/or inappropriate institutionalization of seniors. MOWSF is the only home-delivered meal program in San Francisco that provides two home-delivered meals a day and the only organization that delivers therapeutic meals city-wide.
Ashley C. McCumber
Ashley C. McCumber was appointed Executive Director of Meals on Wheels San Francisco effective August 1, 2007. As Executive Director, Mr. McCumber oversees the daily operations of the organization, spearheads fundraising and development initiatives, and acts as the liaison to government and community agencies. He succeeds Sima Dahi following her eight years of dedicated service to the organization.
Prior to joining MOWSF, Mr. McCumber was the President/Chief Executive Officer of United South End Settlements (USES) in Boston, Massachusetts, joining that Agency in 2002. Mr. McCumber was successful at increasing programming for families and children, and boosting the agency's offerings which improved cohesion and civic participation in the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods. As President of USES, Mr. McCumber oversaw a $3.7 million annual operating budget, supporting four facilities. He was responsible for the delivery of a wide-range of community-based human service programs delivered in a traditional settlement house fashion. These programs were overlapping and intricately linked to reach people of all ages and backgrounds.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
- Population Served:
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco’s state-of-the-art kitchen gives us the flexibility to produce a cost-effective, three-tiered food plan of hot, chilled and frozen meals. Diabetic, low-sodium, and mechanically softened meal plans are available for seniors with special nutritional needs, and each of our meals meets one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients for this age group. The unique services we offer make us the only viable option for many of our clients.
Program Long-Term Success:
We will ensure that no senior shall wait more than 30 days average for services.
Seniors with an emergency need will receive our services within 3 to 5 days.
We will continuously monitor the quality of nutrition and seek to provide the highest
quality balanced diet possible. Through this, we hope to improve the health of clients
with chronic conditions that can be remedied through proper nutrition.
We will reduce isolation for our clients by maintaining stable, high-quality
driver and social-work teams, and by increasing the number of volunteers to
serve as friendly visitors.
Through referrals to outside services as well as through our own programs, we will work
to meet our clients’ needs beyond nutrition—most importantly, safety in the home.
Program Short-Term Success:
We provide two meals per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to homebound seniors. We offer low sodium, diabetic and mechanically softened meals for clients with special dietary needs.
Program Success Monitored by:
Board of Directors
Program Success Examples:
920,000 meals delivered
2,400+ unduplicated seniors served
918 seniors removed from the waiting list and placed on our program
2,251 social work home visits
1,801 hours of nutrition counseling provided by registered dietitians
Reduced the wait time for service from an average of 94 days to less than 22 days
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their home but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves.