MOUNTAIN MEALS ON WHEELS: Girl Scouts Cook Up Cookies For Recipients

Fresh home-baked cookies courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 1186 were delivered for the holidays to Mountain Meals On Wheels recipients. (Contributed Photo)

By Michael P. Neufeld

Mountain Communities – The authentic aroma of freshly baked cookies is comforting, inviting, and so yummy and that’s why members of Girl Scout Troop 1186 helped make the holidays special for Mountain Meals On Wheels recipients by donating home-baked cookies.

Volunteers Dan Reed and Ken Thiele deliver the fresh cookies donated by Girl Scout Troop 1186. (Contributed Photo)

Troop leader Karen Baldwin explains the tradition of baking the cookies for the Meals On Wheels recipients has become a holiday tradition.

This generous gesture of kindness is much appreciated by our recipients as they recover from illness or are battling a chronic condition,” a Mountain Meals On Wheels press release stated.


Mountain Meals On Wheels — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — delivers meals to San Bernardino mountain communities; stretching from Cedar Pines Park/Valley of Enchantment on the west, to Green Valley Lake on the east.

Delivery of the nutritionally balanced meals prepared at Mountains Community Hospital are made to persons unable to prepare or shop for themselves five days a week, 52 weeks a year. Recipients pay a nominal fee for their meals and those unable to afford the meals may qualify for a subsidy.

Michael Thiele and his grandfather, Ken, pick up meals at Mountains Community Hospital for delivery to Mountain Meals On Wheels recipients. (Contributed Photo)


Delivering the meals requires a large number of volunteer drivers, who willingly help a neighbor in need.

To become a volunteer driver and assist the elderly and disabled send an e-mail to: or visit MOUNTAIN MEALS ON WHEELS online.

Persons interested in becoming a driver may also call (310) 926-1030 to speak with volunteer coordinator Gwen Meshorer.