Mission History Leadership
| Mission Statement |
Riverside Meals on Wheels, Inc., delivers one meal a day,
Monday through Friday, to homebound seniors adults and individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities, residing within the city limits of Riverside.
The lunchtime meals are delivered by volunteer drivers between
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Menus are formulated for senior nutrition, and the general diet is low salt, low fat, and low cholesterol.
Menu options are offered for those with dietary restrictions, including diabetic and vegetarian meals.
Our mission is to help homebound seniors and other adults remain independent in their homes.
Riverside Meals on Wheels is a 501(c)3 nonprofit,
Tax ID #23-7262925.
In the 1960s, members of the First United Methodist Church in Riverside, California, began preparing and delivering meals to homebound seniors in their neighborhood. As the number of people requesting meals increased steadily, the group realized that a formal program was needed to ensure that services would be continued beyond their tenure. In 1972, Riverside Meals on Wheels was established as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit. The meals are now prepared by contracted food providers to ensure the highest standards of quality, safety, and variety. Our meals are prepared by Provider Contract Food Service (part of the Market Broiler restaurants) at the dining services of California Baptist University in Riverside.
Much has changed since 1972, but our commitment remains the same -
to enable homebound seniors and disabled adults to remain in their own homes by providing meals and daily contact.
Riverside Meals on Wheels is a member of the
Riverside Meals on Wheels is governed by an independent Board of Directors representing the community we serve.
The program is staffed by three part-time employees and over 200 dedicated volunteers.
Board of Directors
Tom Callanan (President) Deanna Hosick (Vice President)Leean Bitterolf (Secretary)Carol Rainsbarger (Treasurer)
Dr. Robert FerrettMichelle LoganKaren O'RourkeRobby PiperSandy PrendYvonne RectorPatricia Williams
Debbie Keller, Executive Director
Jimmie Louise Coury, Office Assistant
Debbie Neal, Bookkeeper
Riverside Meals On Wheels
4845 Brockton Ave., Riverside CA 92506-0134