Meals-On-Wheels Delaware, Inc.

Together we can END senior hunger

aka Meals On Wheels Delaware   |   Wilmington, DE   |  http://www.mealsonwheelsde.org

Mission

The mission of Meals on Wheels Delaware is to ensure, through the provision of financial and human resources, that every eligible senior in the State of Delaware receives a hot, nutritious meal in their home. • We will continuously engage in fundraising activities and programs, and will strive to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our fundraising activities. • We will actively engage ourselves in communities throughout Delaware to increase public awareness and promote volunteer support of Meals on Wheels programs.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Anne Love

Main address

100 W 10th St Ste 207

Wilmington, DE 19801 USA

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EIN

51-0355145

NTEE code info

Meals on Wheels (K36)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meals On Wheels Delaware is focused on the needs of seniors in Delaware who rely on a hot meal delivered to their home each week day. In 2020 the number of seniors served increased 40% to over 6,000. Meals on Wheels recipients are women and men, aged 60 and over, who often live alone. The average age is in their late 70’s. Most are struggling to balance their needs on a fixed income, and are unable to shop or safely prepare a hot meal for themselves. Some require help when recovering from a hospital stay, but for most the meals are a long term lifeline. Overwhelmingly, seniors who receive meals at home say a daily meal makes them eat healthier, feel more safe and secure, and remain comfortable to live at home. The nutritious meal, friendly volunteer visit, and safety check help our seniors cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. We support five independent Meals On Wheels programs in Delaware.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Focus on Seniors receiving Homebound Meals

Meals On Wheels Delaware is squarely grounded in the local market priority for health and human services by providing family support services. Meal delivery can be a life line to people no longer able to consistently cook or shop for themselves. By providing daily meals, and in some cases medical supplements, older people have the dignity and independence of living in their own home?a much preferred and affordable option to private or public health care.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Meals On Wheels Delaware does not provide a program to the end users of the Meals On Wheels Services.
Our mission is to provide financial and community outreach support for the Meals On Wheels programs which deliver a hot meal to over 4,000 home bound seniors in Delaware each week day.
The Meals On Wheels programs are delivered by five organizations in Delaware, each serves a unique geographical area.
Typically the Meals On Wheel program is one service provided from a senior center. These senior centers offer many wonderful services to their community, and Meals On Wheels is one of the services.
By partnering with the senior centers, to bring a focus to the the Meals On Wheels programs we are able to highlight this essential program which is a lifeline for so many of Delaware's retired population.
Meals On Wheels Delaware provides funding for each essential step to ensure every waiting senior receives a meal. This includes equipment to prepare and deliver meals, volunteer outreach and appreciation, medical meal supplements and hot meals.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Focus on Seniors receiving Homebound Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Ensure no waiting list for Meals On Wheels programs in Delaware

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of non-monetary support contacts per grantee

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Focus on Seniors receiving Homebound Meals

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Only recently added tracking, relevant to relationship building and visibility in the community

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of Meals On Wheels Delaware is to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of hot meals to homebound seniors in Delaware in their own home.

Our goal is to ensure sufficient funds and volunteer drivers are available to continue the mission.

Meals On Wheels Delaware focuses attention on the Meals On Wheels programs and the seniors who rely on the home delivered meal.

Funds are raised through grant applications, direct appeals to the community, and special events.

Our strategies include regularly reviewing our targets and tracking our progress against our budget goals.

They include staying current on the needs and expectations of our corporate, small business and individual donors, and adjusting our planning to meet those expectations

Meals On Wheels Delaware employs a small staff of talented and dedicated professionals.
We have four full time staff members, and one part time assistant.

Staff members are assisted in setting direction and meeting goals by an active and engaged Board with representation from the corporate world, the business and restaurant communities. Our 18 Board members come from across the State of Delaware.

In addition to our staff and Board we have many committed volunteers who are engaged in planning and executing our special events which are consistently successful in raising funds for the Meals On Wheels programs and building awareness in the community.

We strive to stay current and adapt to changing conditions in the local economy.

We are taking steps through increased engagement in the business community to ensure our supporter base remains strong as the business climate adjusts.

During 2020 there were many challenges to fundraising as we were unable to hold our traditional signature fundraising events. We worked diligently to understand and leverage new technologies and stay engaged with our supporters and donor base.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Due to requests from program partners we are working to add a new direct to community fundraising option

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Meals-On-Wheels Delaware, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Clement

Pat Schulze

Wilmington Trust

Nicole Bailey Ashton

Ashton Pools by Design

Michael Clement

Patterson Schwartz

Thomas Coons

W.L. Gore and Associates

Thomas Hannum

Buckleys Tavern

Jane Goldberg

Delaware Corporate Agents

Carol Hunter

Ben Muse

Two Stones Pubs

Noreen Poole

Verizon

Pam Scott

Saul Ewing

John McMahon

Retired

Debbie Smith

Chesapeake Utilities Corp

Lyndon Yearick

Kimberly Fonda

Faw Casson

Devashish Guha

PWC

Dale Cochran

Barclays

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.