Giving Anytime Any Day
Hello VJCC Family and Friends,
We want to wish all the Moms a very Happy Mother’s Day. We hope you are remaining safe and healthy. Our Center continues to operate online with volunteers, though we are not operational via face-to-face contact. We have our “Reader’s Club and Current Events running Zoom meetings, our Daily Doses continue to receive glowing responses, Chef Howard’s Cooking Class has produced a plethora of new home chefs, and we are now looking to have a Preschool Summer Camp session in late summer.
There are still expenses we are incurring during the closure of the Center. In gearing up for reopening, there are many new protective measures we need to have in place. So if you can help, it would be very much appreciated, far beyond sincerely saying,
Visit our website, click Donate, make a tribute, donate a car, register for Ralphs, sign up for Amazon smile. Any way you can help at this very crucial time in the existence of your Center would be a
“Great Plates Delivered”
I wanted to update you on the Great Plates Delivered program, which is the statewide effort to partner with restaurants to provide meals to older adults.
- Starting today, older adults who are interested in participating in the program can contact 211, who will pre-screen them for eligibility. Note that FEMA has imposed strict eligibility criteria so this program will only serve a segment of the senior population. Specifically, adults 65 and older and also including adults 60-64 who are at high-risk, as defined by the CDC1 and who are unable to access meals while staying at home and are ineligible for other nutrition programs.
- Workforce Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS) will partner with restaurants/food service providers throughout the County to provide 3 meals per day through this program. The intent is to support small, local food establishments and food provider/agricultural workers, who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19 mitigation tactics as part of this initiative. Interested restaurants can click here to complete a pre-screening form to ensure they meet the State’s eligibility criteria. If restaurants and industry associations are contacting you, please share the form with them.