Did you know that right now in our Westside neighborhood, there are homebound seniors who live in fear wondering where their next meal will come from?
This year, Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles and our many loyal volunteers will deliver more than 45,000 meals to seniors and disabled neighbors who cannot afford to buy food, or leave their residences to drive, shop, and cook for themselves. They wait patiently for the kindness of our volunteers to bring them meals, a bit of cheerful conversation and to check on their wellbeing.
· 80% of seniors have at least one chronic condition that strands them at home
· 4.8 million seniors worry about not having enough to eat.
This year, we find that our clients have less income to pay for their meals. We’ve added an assessment coordinator to help our clients access other vital services they may need. Plus, our forced relocation also added to our expenses. Donations are running behind in 2016 and, unlike many other Meals on Wheels programs who receive government funding, Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles relies solely on the generosity of our donors. Won’t you consider a generous gift during this holiday season?
· Your gift of $35 provides two healthy meals per day for a week.
· Your gift of $155 will insure that a senior who is homebound will receive two meals per day, five days per week, for an entire month!
We want to be able to continue this vital service for many more years to come. We cannot do this without the financial support of thoughtful and caring individuals like you. Please donate today! Thank you and may you have a wonderful holiday season!