Our Meals on Wheels programs, like many essential services, are still operating and relying on volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to 2,400 homebound seniors. During the last week, we've received an outpouring of support from our community for which we're incredibly grateful.
However, because nearly 40% of our volunteers across the county are 65 years of age or older, Alameda County's shelter in place order has decreased the number of individuals available to make deliveries to our homebound seniors. This means our programs are working harder than ever to limit service interruptions.
Why is maintaining our meal delivery schedule for seniors so important?
Consistency is key.
Many of our homebound seniors rely on the daily knock on the door, the friendly smile on a volunteer's face, making Meals on Wheels the reason to get up in the morning. More often than not, our volunteers are the people who are going to drop by to check in on their wellbeing at the same time EVERY DAY.
Many seniors respond well to continuity, and they feel safe when their environment and schedule are the same every day.
Sign up for a personal fundraising page and you'll make a direct positive impact on our most vulnerable population by raising crucial funds to ensure the continuity of our Meals on Wheels services.
Raise or send $225 by May 7, and we’ll send you 2 SodaStream Fizzi One-Touch Sparkling Water Makers. 1 for you and 1 to give.
Please join us in supporting our senior neighbors during this critical time.
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