Meals on Wheels is a life giver and a life saver!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's Always Someone Else - Until It's You!

Peninsula Volunteers Meals On Wheels is available to anyone who needs it from Belmont south through East Palo Alto. Most seniors qualify on the basis of age, physical challenges and need (homebound and unable to cook for themselves.) But those who don't qualify under the usual requirements can still benefit; so call to ask.

For those with disabling conditions - permanent or temporary - it can be a lifesaver, literally!

One such person, who supported our service for 27 years, found herself in temporary need of it during her recent recuperation. Here's what she had to say, now that she's well again:

     "During my recuperation it was such a treat to have my meal delivered in time for lunch by a very pleasant young man....I always knew how important Meals on Wheels were. I never really thought that maybe someday I would be on the receiving end. Again, many thanks for such wonderful service."

We're happy to be there for you!

Senior services in general, from centers like our Little House through all sorts of in-home independent living support, are in serious jeopardy right now due to State and local budget cuts.

Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels provides the most basic support of all for independence: food. We hope we can always be here. With your help we will. Please continue to support this vital service, and remember that we're here for you too!

Bart Charlow

PV Meals on Wheels is supported in part with funds from the Older Americans Act through the County of San Mateo. For further information on services through the OAA, visit: http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/portal/site/health/menuitem.1a7092c0977f9767a181dda7917332a0/?vgnextoid=ec2479a5a91a0210VgnVCM1000001d37230aRCRD&vgnextfmt=DivisionsLanding

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