Many senior adults in the greater Tustin area do not have friends or family they can depend on for regular meal support. The pandemic and the current economy have made it even more difficult for this vunerable population. Friends Feeding Seniors is an important program that is 100% funded by donations and although we are no longer delivering weekly meals, donations are currently being used to help meet Tustin area senior food insecurity in other ways such as providing free transportation for seniors to attend lunch at the Tustin Area Senior Center and delivering as needed emergency meals. Our continuing goal is to meet the needs of our local Seniors whether that be nutrition or friendship calls.
The Tustin Community Foundation started Friends Feeding Seniors in April 2020 in response to the first COVID-19 shutdown after learning that our most vulnerable seniors could not, would not and should not venture out to the grocery store. Never did we assume that this would be more than a short term answer to a community need, but for a full 18 months, our wonderful volunteers delivered almost 2000 meals every month. In partnership with Friend's Cafe, the FRIENDS FEEDING SENIORS program provided 3 nutritious weekend dinners to Tustin seniors in need so they could remain home and stay healthy during the COVID crisis.
The program was resurrected this past July through September 2022 because of the high summer heat thanks to wonderful donations from the offices of OC Supervisors Katrina Foley and Don Wagner. It is our plan to be prepared to restart this program whenever the need arises.
100% of your online donation will be used to purchase meals for Tustin seniors in need who have been referred to the Tustin Community Foundation.
Even small donations, when added together, will make an impact in the life of a Tustin senior.
All gifts to The COVID-19 Tustin Response Fund are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law as the Tustin Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported organization.
For instructions on donating stock or giving by check or wire transfer, or any other assistance with your gift, please contact our office at 714-393-8506 or e-mail [email protected]