#SiliconValleyStrongHeroes – Meals on Wheels Program Rolls Ahead and Expands with New San Jose Together Meals on Wheels Program

December 1, 2020
Type of News: Featured
Published by City of San José on November 20, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

“We value the opportunity to provide access to nutrition programs for those negatively impacted by COVID-19 through the San José Together Meals on Wheels and other nutrition programs available at Sourcewise,” says Vienna Lai, Emergency Nutrition Program Supervisor for Sourcewise.

Since 1973, Sourcewise has coordinated services through a network of state and local organizations to provide community resources, county services, and access to information— all under one roof.

Our #SiliconVallleyStrongHeroes are reaching vulnerable populations by connecting impacted residents with meal delivery programs like Meals on Wheels.

In partnership with the City of San José through the Collective Impact Grant (CIG) Sourcewise has expanded their Meals on Wheels offering in the Silicon Valley capital with a new program – San José Together Meals on Wheels (SJTMoW).

The expanded program focuses on increasing access to home-delivered meals for San José adults, 18-years and older, who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 and older adults 60 and older who meet the eligibility criteria.

The program projects increasing access to meals in the city’s areas experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 cases while targeting the diverse communities raising awareness and providing nutritious food safely through meal delivery.

Our #SiliconValleyStrongHeroes are collaborating with local partners throughout San José to promote the newly created San José Together Meals on Wheels program through outreach efforts and informational materials developed in four languages, including English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

During the holiday periods in November and December, SJTMoW will deliver meals to program participants ensuring a level of food securities for these at-risk communities.

“We look forward to providing meals to our community during these trying times” continues Lai.

If you would like to participate in San José Together Meals on Wheels, please visit www.mysourcewise.com, where you can find an online intake form on their website or connecting with their services by calling (408) 350-3200.

View the original City of San José article here.

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