A strong social circle is built around the meals served. Each day the “Lunch Bunch” arrives to join with old and new friends to enjoy a nutritious meal. Transportation is available by calling 646-5122.
In a bustling kitchen, volunteers spend the morning cooking, preparing, and packaging hot meals and sack lunches to be delivered to home bound seniors.
“I don’t know what I would do without the senior nutrition program. I can’t always afford to go to the grocery store, but I know that I will always have a place to go and get the food I need. I can’t imagine what my day would be or how I would make it if I couldn’t come and get a meal every day.”
HELP of Ojai has delivered healthy, tasty meals to housebound men and women for over 30 years. For those who can’t shop, drive, cook, or clean because of age, infirmity, or recuperation from recent hospitalization, HELP of Ojai’s Home Delivered Meals provide nourishment and an ability for its recipients to remain in their own homes. A HELP of Ojai staff member visits every person who requests meals from the program, and if necessary, a qualified professional will make an evaluation and additional services will be recommended. Last year, over 50 seniors received daily safety checks and friendly hellos as 12,000 meals were delivered.
Home Delivered Meals are delivered five days a week, and frozen meals are available for weekends. Although the cost is assumed by the recipient, those unable to contribute may be subsidized through donations to HELP of Ojai that have been designated for the Home Delivered Meals program. Please call 805-649-8018 or e-mail Lili Vazquez by filling out the form below.