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Peninsula Volunteers – Meals on Wheels & More

Good morning –
On March 20th, a group of mayors and council members from several area  cities (including Redwood City), a County Supervisor, and officials from Sequoia Health Care District  and the County Office of Aging & Adult Services, all pitched in to  deliver meals to homebound seniors as part of Peninsula Volunteers’ Meals on Wheels program. It was also a celebration of Meals on Wheels 35th and Peninsula Volunteers 65th anniversaries (State Assembly and Senate staffers presented a congratulatory proclamation).
I wanted to use this opportunity to give you a little more information about this program, and encourage you to consider volunteering with (or donating to) Peninsula Volunteers, or other organizations providing important community services like this.
Every week, Peninsula Volunteers (www.penvol.org) delivers over 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to primarily homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County who are unable to cook for themselves.
For those who have been homebound for a long time, the delivery of a hot meal may be the only connection they have with the outside world that day. For others, momentarily sidelined for a few days or weeks, the arrival of a delicious meal can be a precious lifeline that allows them to get on their feet again. Meals on Wheels can be provided during a short-term convalescence or long-term disability.
Peninsula Volunteers raises funds to provide seniors with over $5 million  annually in services designed to enhance and enrich their lives. In addition to the Meals on Wheels program, Peninsula Volunteers impacts over 4,500 households  through  programs at Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center,  Rosener House Adult Day Services, and Crane Place and Partridge-Kennedy  Apartments low cost housing.
If you’re interested in learning more, and to volunteer or donate, please visit www.penvol.org (the volunteer page is www.penvol.org/volunteer).
To learn about many other volunteer opportunities in Redwood City, please visit   www.redwoodcity.org/volunteer
thanks,
~ malcolm
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