Meals on Wheels
Sometimes Meals on Wheels is the only contact recipients have with other people. This week’s Jefferson Award winners lead the Sonoma program, delivering caring — and cake — to dozens every day.
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
Volunteers began chopping, slicing and dicing at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church early Thanksgiving morning in the Tenderloin where the church will serve more than 5,000 meals to the poor and homeless.
The San Francisco Chapter of Meals on Wheels prepares 3,200 each and every day, feeding over 2800 needy seniors.
With gas hitting $4.50 a gallon, it’s a huge additional expense for Bay Area food banks, said Tami Cardenas with the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.
Dozens of restaurants throughout the Bay Area will donate 10 percent of daily proceeds to Meals on Wheels.