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Learn about Meals on Wheels OC

Learn about Meals on Wheels OC Learn about Meals on Wheels OC


Meals on Wheels Orange County’s (MOWOC) Vice President of Advancement Darla Olson will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Olson has 24 years of experience in resource development, executive leadership, and relationship management. As vice president of advancement, she is responsible for fund development, corporate and community relations, marketing, branding and communications.

All residents can join the Zoom meeting by going to 280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.

Those who want to receive the Zoom link via email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, March 24, at 5 p.m. (text only; no phone calls).

The mission of MOWOC is to nourish the wellness, purpose, and dignity of older adults and their families in the community.

Currently in its 58th year of service, Meals on Wheels OC is the largest nonprofit provider of older adult nutrition and supportive services in Orange County, committed to erasing hunger and isolation through nutritious meals, friendly visits, safety checks and keeping families together through day services. The organization delivers 2 million meals to nearly 20,000 at-risk older adults annually, a number that has doubled during the pandemic. The core service, the Senior Nutrition Program (SNP), is comprised of Meals on Wheels, aka Home Delivered Meals and Lunch Cafés, offers low-income older adults the resources and support to combat malnutrition, isolation and loss of independence. The SNP deliver three meals a day, five days a week, to an estimated 1,700 homebound older adults annually who receive case management and in-home supportive services through Meals on Wheels. The Lunch Cafés pivoted to a Grab & Go frozen entree distribution during the pandemic, previously providing nutritious lunches and socialization at 25 community centers throughout central and north Orange County, serving an estimated 14,000 older adults annually. Planned by a registered dietician, each heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly meal is prepared by Meals on Wheels OC staff in its 22,000-square-foot community kitchen in Anaheim.

The Sunshine Club will resume in-person meetings beginning April 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 50 people.

For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

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