Meals on Wheel partners with Nursing

D'Angelo Jackson, djackson@lmcexperience.com

As of this month, the LMC Nursing Department will be in partnership with Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa.

The LMC nursing department will contribute by way of donating money and volunteer drivers who will work along local routes to deliver food to Meals on Wheels participants.

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is a California non-profit charity organization. It was founded in 1990 and is part of Meals on Wheels, a nationwide program that is designed with the purpose of providing food for elderly people who are unable to provide or prepare nutritious meals for themselves. They provide a hot meal before noon for five days a week and feed at least 1,600 elderly each week, as well as cold meals to keep in the refrigerator.

The typical Meals on Wheels recipient in Contra Costa is 80 years old and either lives alone or with another co-dependent spouse with one or more debilitating conditions. Many of them also live just under the Bay Area basic income standards of living, making them unable to afford much in way of providing or acquiring food, medicine, or utilities.

Meals on Wheels is funded through a variety of resources including client contributions, and because of this they are able to subsidize over 415,000 meals a year.

For more information about Meals on Wheels go to their Oakley or Brentwood locations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m or visit their website at www.mealsonwheelsofcontracosta.org