Mission: Dedicated to providing nutritious non perishable food boxes free to the elderly living in poverty in san diego county.
Programs: Each month, senior emergency meal boxes are delivered to 24 convenient sites in san diego county for impoverished seniors to access; 1,229 unduplicated seniors were served in 2014. Each senior emergency meal box contains 24 pounds of specially formulated food to make 21 easily prepared meals. This program was established as a food lifeline to help seniors living in poverty to survive between social security checks.
community education - providing information to the community as to the numbers and needs of 50,000 seniors living in poverty in san diego county. Depot provides ongoing volunteer opportunities for a corps multi-generational, multi-ethnic volunteers to engage the community in helping end senior hunger in san diego county; in 2014, volunteers provided 3,065 man hours. The depot provides ongoing donor opportunities to end senior hunger, i. E. , sponsoring emergency meal boxes for seniors.
senior advocacy - director of programs, a master's level social worker, provides a level of case management including welfare calls, on an as-needed basis, and tracks demographics of seniors served to provide info to better serve them. To overcome senior memory challenges, seniors receive a depot wall calendar, marked with monthly dates they pick up their meal boxes. "depot dispatch" senior newsletter, tucked into meal boxes, offers healthy living & safety tips, superfoods, senior resource information, contact info and more.
The Angel's Depot has distributed 31,755 Meal Boxes,
FREE, to Seniors Living in Poverty in San Diego County . . .
prividing 666,855 Senior Meals using 698,610 Pounds of Food so far! I've helped to pack the meal boxes on several occasions. Incredibly organized and runs so smoothly. Inspiring work to help those to whom we owe so much.