Meals on Wheels

Hot, Nutritious Meals Are A Real Life Saver!

Now serving all South San Mateo County from Belmont through East Palo Alto, plus patients discharged from Peninsula Hospital.

Every week, Peninsula Volunteers delivers over 1,300 hot, nutritious meals to primarily homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County who are unable to cook for themselves.


 

 


 

 

 

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For those who have been homebound for a long time, the delivery of a hot meal may be the only connection they have with the outside world that day. For others, momentarily sidelined for a few days or weeks, the arrival of a delicious meal can be a precious lifeline that allows them to get on their feet again. Meals on Wheels can be provided during a short-term convalescence or long-term disability.

We have answers to your questions:

How do I qualify and what if I don't?  
Who pays?
How to apply? 
What are the meals like?  
Can I get help with diet and other needs?

 

 

 

 


News & Announcements

Minding Our Elders: Steps to take when planning for future caregiving

Dear Carol: I’m an only surviving adult child. My parents, who are in their late 70s, have been healthy and active all of their lives. They have no trouble keeping track of their medications. They haven’t fallen and don’t have memory problems beyond what you’d expect with age. Even then, as I see the years ...READ MORE
Meals on Wheels Reduces Loneliness in Seniors

A Report from Newsmax Health – Social isolation is common among many U.S. seniors, particularly during the holidays. But, home-delivered meals can significantly reduce their feelings of loneliness, new research finds. The study involved more than 600 people in eight U.S. cities who were on waiting lists for Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers ...READ MORE
PVI’s Meals on Wheels Teams with Santa Clara Valley Thunderbirds Car Club

Menlo Park, CA —Dec. 18, 2015 Christmas came a little early for recipients of PVI’s Meals on Wheels as members of the Santa Clara Valley Thunderbirds generously donated 250 gift bags to the program. “This is a real treat for Meals on Wheels clients,” says Marilyn Baker-Venturini, Director of the Meals on Wheels program that ...READ MORE
Raymond’s Health & Well Being, Supported by Meals on Wheels

“Some are more unfortunate than I am. I am so grateful for the Meals on Wheels program.” These are the words spoken by Raymond, an 85-year old Redwood City man and current client with PVI’s Meals on Wheels program. Raymond was born in 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1971, he moved to Redwood City to ...READ MORE
Aging in America, Through Immigrant Eyes

by Chris Kenrick , Palo Alto Online Monday, August 10, 2015. In this book on aging, Stanford geriatrician, and his biologist wife, share observations that Americans can learn from more “traditional societies” around the world when it comes to the treatment of older people, says Mehrdad Ayati, a Stanford University geriatrician, who grew up in Iran. Arriving ...READ MORE

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Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels is funded in part with support from these sponsors:
Older Americans Act through the County of San Mateo, County of San Mateo CDBG, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sequoia Healthcare District, Dignity Health/Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Subaru "Share the Love", the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, Menlo Park Rotary Club, Sunrise Redwood City Rotary, and San Carlos Rotary.