Silent Auction benefitting a "Night Out on the Town" for Meals on Wheels Clients
For more than a decade, donations of silent auction items by City of Pacifica employees in every department, various community service groups, and generous individuals have provided for a "Night Out on the Town" for Pacifica Meals on Wheels clients. "Night Out on the Town 2018" will be held on February 28, 2018. It offers our otherwise homebound seniors a lovely social opportunity at which they can enjoy an elegant dinner, flowers, a professional portrait by Lynne Fried of Capture Today's Magic, and live entertainment.
All costs for this event are covered by a festive silent auction of spectacular, donated gift baskets each December. Everyone is encourage to join the bidding and fun of this year's silent auction which will be:
* online at starting Friday, December 1 at 5 pm,
* live at the Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival on Sunday, December 3 from 4 pm - 7 pm, and
* at the Pacifica Community Center until the auction closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 6.
About the Program
The Pacifica Meals on Wheels program provides meals to homebound individuals age 60 and older. Eligibility is based on residency in Pacifica and an inability to prepare meals or obtain adequate meals. Meals on Wheels can be provided during short-term convalescence or long-term disability.
Each home-delivered meal provides one-third of daily nutritional requirements. Meals are prepared from scratch in the kitchen at the Pacifica Community Center. Ready-to-eat meals are delivered to the door by a volunteer Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:45am and 12:30pm. A suggested donation of $3.50 per meal is appreciated for those 60 years and older. No eligible individual shall be denied participation because of failure or inability to contribute.
For additional information on Pacifica's Meals on Wheels program, please click here to view our brochure. View or download a copy of our current Meals on Wheels menus here.
To apply for Meals on Wheels service, please call Ann Cooney, Meals on Wheels Coordinator, at 650-738-7350. The Meals on Wheels Coordinator will make an appointment to visit the applicant in their home shortly before or after they begin receiving meals. The Coordinator will discuss health conditions and living situations and provide information about other applicable services that are available.
Meals on Wheels Team
Meals on Wheels volunteers are always needed and appreciated! It is especially rewarding to make deliveries with a friend! If you are interested in delivering meals to homebound individuals, please contact Ann Cooney, Meals on Wheels Coordinator at 650-738-7350.
2017 March for Meals
Led by Mayor Mike O'Neill, PB&R Commissioner Michael Mau and Pacificans Card board members, Pacifica Senior Services enjoyed another successful March for Meals in concert with Meals on Wheels America providers across the country! Current vital statistics and program information are availalble here.
2016 March for Meals
As a proud Meals on Wheels America member, Pacifica Senior Services is excited to participate in the "March for Meals" campaign again in 2016. Our MOW celebration will start in March and run through our volunteer appreciation program in April culminating in Champions Week April 25 - 29. We are delighted that Mayor Sue Digre and City Manager will be joining volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels on Monday, April 25. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!
2015 March for Meals
Senior Services enjoyed another successful Annual National Community Champions Week for Senior Hunger Awareness in March 2015. This event is sponsored by Meals on Wheels Association of America and Pacifica Senior Services.
Pictured are Mayor Karen Ervin and Volunteer Esther Lafayette
2014 March for Meals
Last year, March 2014, was the ninth consecutive year of participating in the Mayors for Meals component of the National campaign. Last year’s Community Champions Week volunteers included the following: Former Mayor Mary Ann Nihart, Former City Council Member Len Stone, Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commissioner Jim Tabor, Pacificans Care Members- Christine Stahl, Mari Brumm-Merrill, Deboroah Kiest & Ann Cooney, Retired Police Chief Jim Tasa, Acting Police Chief Joe Spanheimer, Battalion Chief North County Fire Matt Powers, Former Planning Director George White, Waste Water Director Dave Gromm, Parks, Beaches & Recreation Director Mike Perez, City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, Child Care & Recreation Supervisor Scott Leslie, Senior Services Supervisor Jim Lange, Public Works Supervisor Aren Clark, and Vincent Merola from the Center for Independence & Disabled (CID).