Judith Cathey


SVMOW’s Client Advocate Judith Cathey visits every new meal client at home to assess their needs. She offers assistance and referrals to those suffering from dementia, depression, poor health, financial issues and other difficulties. Here is an excerpt from one of her status reports to give you an inside look at the challenges facing our clients. SVMOW has placed 160 … Read More

The Power of One Meal


Thanks to you, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels has prepared and delivered more than 20 million meals to L.A. seniors over the past 35 years. But the meal that matters most is the very next one we deliver to a hungry and waiting senior. Keeps seniors independent and out of nursing homes Restores strength to the malnourised Eases the pain … Read More

Letter from SAM


“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckert Sometimes I want to tell someone how much I appreciate what they have done—for me, for Meals on Wheels, for friends and family…or just because! I search for a “fancy” word or a different way to express my feelings. No matter … Read More

Peggy Bartenetti


Changing of the Guard The 112 members of Cuisine á Roulettes welcomed new president Peggy Bartenetti (right) on June 12. Peggy, with outgoing president Cathie White, attended Cuisine’s Garden Party at Lucy’s El Adobe Café to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Cuisine raises support and awareness for the program through fundraising events and volunteerism.

They Rely on You


It costs $7.85 to deliver a hot meal, a cool drink and a caring visit to a shut-in. Will you please keep our essential services going with your summer donation? Every day, we get calls to deliver meals to seniors who struggle with hunger, malnutrition and loneliness. They rely on you to provide the only meal and visit they have … Read More

Summer Update


Summer’s here—and our frail seniors rely on St. Vincent Meals on Wheels more than ever. On sweltering days from July through September, clients rely on our nourishing meals and cool drinks to prevent hunger and dehydration. We open windows, turn on fans and pour glasses of water to help them prevent heat stroke—or worse.