“Mayors for Meals” is our annual celebration of the crucial nature of our Meals on Wheels to senior health in our community.
Each year we have the mayors, city and county officials from South San Mateo County personally deliver Meals on Wheels to their constituents in all 8 cities we serve daily. It’s an eye-opener for them (and a treat for the meal recipients too!)
As one mayor has said, “This is our chance to hear from the very citizens who cannot show up at our meetings, the folks who are hidden from view but whose needs are just as important.”
Mayors Laura Martinez of East Palo Alto, Ray Mueller of Menlo Park, Jeffrey Gee of Redwood City, David Burow of Woodside, Vice‐Mayor Jeff Aalfs of Portola Valley, and Sequoia Healthcare District Director Kim Griffin, delivered meals to show their support for our community’s seniors.
For 36 years, Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels has been faithfully delivering hot, fresh, nutritious lunches to homebound seniors and disabled adults across South San Mateo County, from Belmont through East Palo Alto. We also deliver to seniors discharged from Sequoia Hospital and Peninsula Hospital, and for the latter meals go up as far as South San Francisco. For information on Meals on Wheels, click here.
Our sponsor, Putnam Subaru, helped host the event this year.
Regular Meals on Wheels volunteers who were recognized and participating this year were: Kelly Bennett, Danica Capocci, Dan Finlay, Joan Friedman, Rod Hall, Joan Hinckley, Glenda Hughes, Gordon Hughes, Eleonore Johnson, Steve Johnson, Stephen Kane, Jim Knox, Lou Leardini, Heidi Ochoa, Betsy O’Hare, Robert Supp, and Roger Thompson.
Here are some pictures: