Café Saludable Grows During COVID-19
Peninsula Family Service announces partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs
SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Service (PFS) announces growth in our continued partnership and grant award from Kaiser Permanente to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults age 60+ at the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City, CA. The participants of Café Saludable have significant and diverse health needs that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. The program serves older adults with heart disease, diabetes and other conditions that can worsen from poor nutrition and food insecurity.
The grant award, from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs, allows PFS to provide high-quality and healthy meals for older adults to “Grab and Go” seven days a week, serving at least 30 participants per day. The fresh ingredients incorporate low fat and low sodium dishes that culturally match the participants palates. If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity or could benefit from additional food and is 60 years or older, please contact the Older Adult Resource Line at 650-780-7542.
Susan Houston, Vice President of Older Adult Services with Peninsula Family Service, notes, “Providing a healthy and delicious meal to our participants and at the same time sharing a warm greeting and important information about resources makes such a difference in their lives right now. In addition to food and wellness check-ins, we are supporting our participants to maintain their safety related to COVID-19 with reminders to wear masks and maintain physical distance from anyone outside of their homes.”
To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.peninsulafamilyservice.org/our-programs/older-adult-services/