Santa Monica bicycle enthusiasts will assist Meals on Wheels West Thursday, March 21 with the delivery of hot and cold meals to homebound residents.
With support from CICLE, Santa Monica SPOKE and Sustainable Streets, the volunteers will cruise the streets of Santa Monica with their bike trailers to help deliver food and support to neighbors who are unable to shop and prepare nutritious meals for themselves. The effort is part of the March for Meals event.
Meals On Wheels West is an organization that works to aid those with limited mobility due to age, disability or chronic illness to be comfortable in their own homes.
The March for Meals event is part of a national campaign to highlight the services of Meals On Wheels programs throughout the country and increase awareness of senior hunger. Each night more than six million Americans over the age of 60 go to sleep hungry because they lack the money or mobility to obtain food, according to Meals on Wheels.