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Grocery Shop for a Homebound Senior

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ORGANIZATION: Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

HDG DELIVERY JULY 2015
Dedicate a couple of hours of your week to help seniors in need!

Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) is committed to the belief that all seniors have the right to live independently with dignity and respect in their own homes for as long as safely possible. It is our mission to provide isolated homebound older adults in San Francisco with nutritious meals, daily human contact, and supportive services to prevent their premature institutionalization. Meals on Wheels San Francisco has been providing nutritious, home-delivered meals and services to older San Franciscans since 1970! Meals on Wheels San Francisco believes in delivering more than a meal: we are nourishing the whole person.

Meals on Wheels San Francisco serves clients solely in San Francisco, CA. We require all our volunteers to fill out an application on our website, attend an online orientation and one-on-one call with our staff, complete all program related trainings, and submit to a background check.

Many of MOWSF’s clients are homebound and isolated, making them unable to go shopping for food and household items. Volunteers are paired with a senior in San Francisco, CA to assist them on a weekly or bi-weekly basis by shopping for essential items they need. Volunteers coordinate directly with our clients to establish a regular shopping schedule.

Requirements:

  • 3-month commitment.
  • Access to a vehicle.

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About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

Location:

1375 Fairfax Ave, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124, US

Mission Statement

Meals on Wheels San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives -- nutritious meals, professional social work and a friendly visitor. Our network of drivers, social workers, nutritionists, community partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates are a formidable force against senior neglect and malnutrition. Meals on Wheels San Francisco believes in delivering more than a meal - we are nourishing the whole person.

Description

Founded in 1970, MOWSF is a local, independent non-profit organization. MOWSF exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own homes but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Our services are geared towards those with the greatest physical, social and economic need. The seniors we serve are frail, have limited ability to purchase or prepare meals, and have little or no support from family or caregivers. All of our clients are physically challenged due to a variety of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, vision loss, arthritis, and diabetes. They are also confronted with the anxiety that the cost of living in San Francisco could outweigh their limited income.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Hunger
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

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WHERE

1375 Fairfax AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1/week for a minimum of 3 months

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