We want to thank everyone for their incredible support at our Jungle Jamboree, where we raised $330,000! Your presence at the event, coupled with your generous donations, reaffirms our belief in the power of community. Thanks to your commitment, we are one step closer to our mission of providing vital meal services and companionship to seniors and disabled veterans in our community. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, and partners who made this event possible. The funds raised will go a long way in ensuring we can continue our mission. Your generosity and dedication inspire us every day, and we look forward to making an even greater impact together in the future.
Meals on Wheels is the only agency providing meals for 7 days a week, including holidays. Additionally, we cover the entire county, including delivery into the over 3,049 square miles of rural and unincorporated areas. Meals on Wheels San Diego County subsidizes 60% of the costs for meals, delivery, and other services provided, regardless of a senior’s ability to pay.
Distributing home-delivered meals and safety checks could not be accomplished without the help of our very large and caring volunteer workforce who deliver meals with a hug and a smile and ensure our homebound seniors are OK. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone. Lives are saved nearly every week as a result of acquiring the proper emergency personnel for someone who has fallen, had a stroke, or is simply in need of additional resources.