FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PENINSULA VOLUNTEERS, INC. RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM THE SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Menlo Park, CA- JANUARY, 2020: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $20,000 grant from the San Bruno Community Foundation Community Grants Program.
The Grant is targeted for PVI’s Meals on Wheels program to be used exclusively in connection with increasing food security and to alleviate the hunger of older adults and adults with disabilities in San Bruno through proper nutritional support and the home delivery of hot meals.
“SBCF’s mission is to benefit the San Bruno Community through enduring and significant contributions to, and investments in, charitable and community programs over the long term. “Through the Community Grants Fund and our support from YouTube and Google.org, we invest annually in local organizations dedicated to serving the San Bruno community,” said Foundation President Frank Hedley. “
At the December 4, 2019, SBCF Board meeting, Marilyn Baker-Venturini of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., discussed PVI’s efforts to support seniors and adults with disabilities in San Bruno with the home delivery of hot meals and other nutritional assistance, which the Foundation is funding with this $20,000 grant.
“This funding from San Bruno Community Foundation is crucial to our expansion of the Meals on Wheels program into the Northern half of San Mateo County” said Peter Olson, CEO of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. “We’re grateful that SBCF is recognizing and investing in the growing need for these vital services.”
About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI)
For more than 70 years, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., has demonstrated a profound legacy of caring for seniors, a commitment of providing high quality and nurturing programs so seniors are engaged, cared for, and respected as vital community members. PVI’s three core programs, Meals on Wheels, Rosener House Adult Day Care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and the venerated Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, address the most pressing issues of aging adults by offering critical services to sustain their daily physical, nutritional, emotional and mental health while achieving dignity and independence in their lives.www.penvol.org
About the San Bruno Community Foundation (SBCF)
The San Bruno Community Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the City of San Bruno to administer the $70 million in restitution funds received from PG&E after the devastating 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood. The Foundation serves the San Bruno community by investing in projects, programs, services, and facilities that have significant and lasting benefits. Through making grants, leveraging partnerships, and taking advantage of other resources, the SBCF assists and enables the community to maximize shared investments and realize their subsequent enhancements and benefits. https://www.sbcf.org/
Rebecca Matteson Nelson
Director of Development