November 2, 2010 > Bay Area dine out for Meals on Wheels
Bay Area dine out for Meals on Wheels
Submitted By Gwen Mitchell and Marina Hinestrosa
Santa Clara County Supervisors and Santa Clara County Social Services Agency's Senior Nutrition Program invite all to support the 1st Annual Bay Area Dine Out for Meals on Wheels.
In this initiative, Meals on Wheels organizations from seven Bay Area Counties are partnering with restaurants from local communities to raise funds to feed the growing senior population in need of in-home nutrition services. On Tuesday, November 9, residents are encouraged to patronize the partnering restaurants which will donate a portion of the day's profits to the Meals on Wheels program.
Meals on Wheels providers look for new ways to raise funds as the safety net shrinks and calls for help grow. Meals on Wheels fills in when home-bound elders have no other nutrition alternative. It provides essential life-line support to seniors when resources are scarce, transportation is limited, or helpful neighbors move away.
Collectively, the Bay Area's Meals on Wheels organizations provide almost three million meals each year to more than 8,500 seniors in local communities in need of a hot, nutritious meal, daily wellness check, and companionship each day. Just in Santa Clara County, 1,414 seniors participated in the Meals on Wheels program during Fiscal Year 2009-2010, when 609,383 meals were served.
For more information, participating restaurants and donation opportunities call (888) 716-3669 or visit www.DineOutNow.org, or locally, call Mary Cummins at (408) 975-4861.
Dine Out for Meals on Wheels
Tuesday, November 9
Locations in seven Bay Area counties