Meals on Wheels Takoma Park/Silver Spring

About Us

We deliver healthy, delicious meals to our homebound neighbors.

We serve our clients by preparing piping hot fresh meals in our small commercial kitchen each day, and volunteers deliver those meals with a smile and friendly greeting. Our small staff is supported by amazing, dedicated volunteers who make our program possible and by an integral community of donors. Together, we are creating a more resilient, interconnected, and compassionate community. In 2020, our kitchen (staffed by one cook and over 150 volunteers) prepared 42,575 meals, which were delivered to 212 clients by another 150 volunteers. In 2021, we’re on track to deliver 50,000 meals by the end of the year. We make a real difference in the lives of our clients!

We’ve been operating continuously since 1971. In 2021, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our service to our community. We’re a small, independent, tax-exempt nonprofit recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS, and donations to us are tax exempt; click over to our Donate page for more information.

Below, you’ll find more information about our staff, our board of directors, links to our governance documents, and a warm thank you to our partners. We welcome and engage everyone in our community — neighbors, volunteers, staff, clients, local businesses, allies, and donors.


Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator (Delivery Team)

Didi Blais

Communications Coordinator

Toby Makowski

Operations Coordinator

Ruth Masterson

Executive Director

Sara Robb

Research Coordinator & Backup Cook

Charles Scheider

Market Gleaner

Susan Shepherd

Volunteer Coordinator (Kitchen Brigade)

Nancia Sical

Head Cook & Kitchen Manager

Justin Taft-Morales

Section Cook (Vegetarian Entrees)

Board of Directors

Daniel Adams


Akilah Massey


Nancy Smith


Julius Grey-Coker
Julius Grey-Coker
Vicki Merlo-Coyne
Vicki Merlo-Coyne
Diane Van Lunkhoyzen
Diane Van Lunkhoyzen

Vice Chair

David Maplesden
Robert Metzger
Alayna Waldrum



We build and value our many community partnerships!
Celebrating some of the organizations and institutions we are honored to work with: