Kitchen of the Future

Meals on Wheels Breaks Ground on $41.5 Million Kitchen and Food Production Facility.

On July 25, under sunny skies, an audience of 100 guests including supporters to our capital campaign, elected officials, project team partners, and news media, joined us in celebrating a milestone in Meals on Wheels San Francisco’s (MOWSF) near 50-year history -- breaking ground to begin building our new state-of-the-art kitchen and food production facility.

Be Prepared This Summer

This summer we may experience heatwaves, power outages, or poor air quality.  Are you and your elderly friends and family ready?

Know where your emergency kit is: You should include items such as water, non-perishable food, medicine, and a flashlight.

Gay Senior Lives a Life with Pride

Alfred is ready to play his electronic synthesizer. Every afternoon around 4 pm, the 75-year-old Castro resident brushes up on his creative skills – playing hits from some of the greats, like Prince, and remastering them with his own take.  The result – a futuristic explosion of harmonies with just a hint of Caribbean cruise influences.

He’s been playing musical instruments and dancing for at least 16 years mostly because of the encouragement he received as a youth.

Eating Well on a Budget May Get Easier for Seniors

A law that takes effect June 1 this year may affect you. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you will be able to apply for CalFresh and possibly receive extra money for your groceries.

Since 1974, low-income Californians who qualified for SSI have not been able to receive food stamps (now called CalFresh.) CalFresh is a free nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families.

Centennial Salute - John

We wish John, a Meals on Wheels recipient, a Happy 100th Birthday! His daughter tells us he spent the day at the Bayview Senior Center where staff threw a party for him. Former SF Mayor Willie Brown even made a surprise appearance to celebrate with him.

Later that night, John and his daughter enjoyed dinner at The House of Prime Rib, where the staff made it clear that “when you turn 100, your meal is free!”

 

Tomorrow's Seniors Struggle Today

Leia, a Meals on Wheels client, was on top of the world when she moved to San Francisco in the 80s. At 64, she has held a variety of careers including as a broadcast journalist, poetry teacher, as an information and cybersecurity consultant for a number of Silicon Valley startups including Napster and Stubhub, and working with the FBI to help architect security procedures for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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