Home-Delivered Meals (HDM) The City of Pacifica's Home-Delivered meals provides meals to homebound Pacificans age 60 and older who are at nutritional risk because they can neither shop nor cook and have no one to shop and cook for them. 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 in Meals on Wheels 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.
Team Meals on Wheels
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.
2016 March for Meals As a proud Meals on Wheels America member, Pacifica Senior Services was excited to participate in the "March for Meals" campaign again in 2016. Our MOW celebration started in March and ran through our volunteer appreciation program in April culminating in Champions Week April 25 - 29. We were delighted that Mayor Sue Digre and City Manager Lorie Tinfow joined volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels on Monday, April 25. Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commissioner Michael Mau and Pacifica Tribune Editor Horace Hinshaw delivered meals in March. Please see our our Facebook page for more information on March for Meals 2016 and our Community Champions.
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 In March 2014 Pacifica Senior Services participated in its ninth consecutive Mayors for Meals and Community Champions components of the national March for Meals campaign. 2014 Community Champions Week volunteers included: former Mayor Mary Ann Nihart, former City Council Member Len Stone, Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commissioner Jim Tabor, Pacificans Care board members Christine Stahl, Mari Brumm-Merrill, Deboroah Kiest and 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).
Supplemental Home-Delivered Meals (SHDM) In addition to providing Meals on Wheels for Pacifica seniors (60+), Pacifica Senior Services also participates in San Mateo County Aging & Adult Services' Supplemental Home Delivered Meals program whichis available to Pacifica residents who are between the ages of 18-59 with a disability. Individuals must be homebound because of incapacitating disability and/or illness; lack caregiver assistance; be able to live at home if meals are provided, but unable to prepare or obtain nutritious meals; and be assessed with a nutritional risk rating of 6+ (per California Department of Aging definition). SHDM clients must pay a $2.00 per meal mandatory fee.
To apply for SHDM 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.
Healthy Pets, Healthy Seniors Pacifica Senior Services "Healthy Pets, Healthy Seniors" program seeks to optimize the health and well-being of MOW clients with pets while getting "at the root causes of pet surrender" for homebound seniors. The program strives to address MOW clients' emergency and anticipated concerns about their pets so they can fully enjoy and receive all the benefits of their pets' companionship.
Thanks to initial grant funding from the Banfield Charitable Trust through Meals on Wheels America, Pacifica's "Healthy Pets, Healthy Seniors" program provides the pets of current MOW clients with:
pet food including prescription diet foods and treats,
cat liter and other pet supplies,
preventative (except spay/neuter) and emergency veterinary care, and
temporary boarding expenses for pets of MOW clients admitted to hospital or rehabilitation facilities
Our program serves all current MOW clients with pets with a focus on those living alone at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).