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In addition to providing nourishing food to homebound seniors, Meals on Wheels' volunteers perform safety checks.

A crucial part of Meals on Wheels is the security of knowing someone is checking on your loved one when you can’t. Sometimes that certain someone might just save a life..

Wil is a Spectrum Meals on Wheels volunteer in Livermore. A semi-retired professional and father of three teenagers, he loves the friendships he’s developed with the seniors in his community through volunteering. Last week, Wil was delivering meals to homebound seniors on his regular Monday route. Meal in hand, he strode up to the apartment of Virginia, an elderly homebound widow, who recieves meals 5 days a week. He knocked on Virginia’s door but didn't hear an answer. Wil tried calling but the line was busy.

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Do you know what food insecurity looks like for older adults in our community?

It looks like seniors on social security skipping meals.

It looks like Cal Berkeley graduates relying on free lunch programs.

It looks like seniors in transitional housing playing bingo for free bread.

It looks like veterans depending on food stamps.


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Save the Date

On Friday, March 24th, 2017, Spectrum will be hosting the second annual March for Meals event! Our keynote speaker, Linda McColloch, will be speaking about her experience battling cancer and the concept of Food as Medicine. This is part of Meals on Wheels of America’s national awareness month to raise awareness of senior hunger. Spectrum will be serving breakfast and coffee at Stanford Health Care – Valley Care at 9. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information please contact Vijay at 510.881.0300 ext. 238