The Proof Is in the Pudding

Joan’s younger years were dedicated to sharing the comforts of her home with many children, most of who were not her own. In addition to raising a family and spending time with her grandchildren, Joan dedicated 15 years of her life to fostering children who benefited [...]

Service Struggles to Attract Staff

For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels Orange County has been the county's largest nonprofit senior nutrition and supportive service provider. And during the coronavirus pandemic, it found itself doubling its output from 1 million to 2 million meals annually. Although the worst days of the [...]

A Helping Hand – John’s Story

When John made the decision to bring his wife Mary home from the care facility, he knew his role as full-time caregiver would be challenging, but as Mary’s health declined and John experienced his own health challenges, life became more difficult than he imagined. When shopping [...]

From Hungry To Hopeful

After moving into an apartment complex for disabled seniors, Julie, 69, quickly discovered that her increased living expenses were more than her fixed income could cover. Healthy food and a balanced diet were too expensive for Julie’s budget. As a result, her nutrition suffered immensely. “I [...]

More Than A Meal®

**We’re excited to announce that Bank of America is providing an additional $5,000 matching grant toward the More Than a Meal® campaign! Combined with a very generous $10,000 grant from our friends at 84VIKINGSFORGOOD all gifts through August 31 will be matched up to $15,000** Your [...]

When Everything Changes

Maggie has always been independent, persistent, kind, and lovable. After retiring as a preschool teacher’s aide, she was missed so much, that she returned to work as a substitute teacher and continued working until she was 84 years old! At 85, Maggie was still going strong. [...]