We are happy to provide this series of gatherings as our gift to you.
If you receive value from the presentations and would like to express your appreciation, donations can be made on Venmo (@lisa-nichols-24) or through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
50% of all donations will go to the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, which has seen a 219% increase in vulnerable seniors requesting meals during the shelter in place period.
For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has delivered daily meals to homebound vulnerable seniors. We are the only Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to seniors living in Central and East Contra Costa County. Last year alone we delivered 400,000 meals! Since COVID-19, we have a received a 215% increase in requests for meals. In addition, we have begun a Friendly Helper program that pairs volunteers with seniors who need someone to run errands – picking a prescription or going to the grocery store. This is in addition to a Friendly Caller program we have that has volunteers and staff call seniors on the phone to make sure they are fine and to provide some conversation during this very isolating time.
Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is the only Meals on Wheels that provides ancillary or wrap-around services to seniors in all of Contra Costa County. One of these services, Care Management, is working overtime since the outbreak now taking calls from seniors who are worried about receiving necessary community services and in some cases, dealing with depression. Our Care Managers work to connect them to services.
To protect our drivers, we have invested in masks, gloves and hand sanitizers, and part time staff have become full time to triage calls and set up deliveries. It is costing Meals on Wheels Diablo Region $3,000 a week in added expenses.
Donations from the community will help Meals on Wheels Diablo Region continue to deliver meals and services to our most vulnerable neighbors. Donations can be made by going to mowdiabloregion.org. Please don’t get confused with other organizations that use the MOW name, but do not deliver. We are MOW Diablo Region – Delivering Reliably!