Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl recently took part in a ride-along in Venice with volunteers for Culver Palms Meals on Wheels as part of “Mayors for Meals Day,” a component of the national March for Meals Campaign.
Rosendahl said he was able to see firsthand how the meal delivery service works and visit with some of its clients.
“There are so many homebound elderly residents in our district who can’t even go shopping let alone cook their own meal,” said Rosendahl. “I hope my involvement today will help raise awareness and encourage my constituents to volunteer or donate money to this worthwhile program.”
Initiated by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, the annual campaign seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community, by involving local mayors and other elected officials.
“We thank local leaders for stepping up to the plate and joining our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020,” said Enid Borden, association president and CEO.
Frances Stronks, executive director of Culver Palms Meals on Wheels, added, “We are extremely pleased that Councilmember Rosendahl was able to participate in this event. He has been supportive of our program in the past, and the Mayors for Meals Day is an excellent way to continue our relationship.”
With the help of volunteers, Culver Palms Meals on Wheels delivers affordable, nutritionist-supervised meals from Monday through Friday to persons confined to their homes due to illness, accident, convalescence or age.
While the group’s base of operation is in Culver City, meals are delivered to clients residing in Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista and Venice, as well as Culver City, Palms and parts of West L.A.
Information, (310) 559-0666, or www.mealsonwheelsculverpalms.org.