Meals on Wheels San Diego County unveiled its newly remodeled South County Service Center Office Space on Jan.18 inside Norman Park Senior Center in Chula Vista and invites community members to engage with its volunteer program.
The nonprofit has served South San Diego County for over 60 years to contribute to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a volunteer. The South County Service Center currently serves 326 seniors and has 96 active volunteers delivering throughout the region, and is in need of more volunteers to meet increasing demands.
“We have been a part of the Chula Vista community for over six decades, but have found that many are unaware of our presence in South County,” says Chequita Falls, South County Service Center Director, Meals on Wheels San Diego County. “Through this remodel, we hope to create a more dignified and welcoming environment where seniors are proud to sign up and that volunteers are excited to visit.”
Andrew Harvey, Community Representative with San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas’ office presented a proclamation declaring Jan.18 as “Meal on Wheels Day” throughout San Diego County in honor of the nonprofit organization’s work with the community.
According to the nonprofit, the impact of Meals on Wheels volunteers goes beyond meal delivery. Daily friendly contact provides socialization for those who may be isolated with little or no connection to the outside world.
“Just think of us as a one-stop-shop for seniors that are looking for community, as well as the ease of picking up their nutritious and affordable meals in a space that is bright, beautiful, and welcoming to all,” says Falls. “Our new office will allow the community to better see us in action, which in turn will help us not only increase our volunteers but also donations to ensure our seniors have access to our programs and services for many more years to come.”
Visit sandiegomealsonwheels.org. for more information about how to get involved.