(KCBS RADIO) — Meet Valerie Villalas, Nutrition Director at On Lok Senior Services. By way of On Lok's "Mission Nutrition" program they feed 700 plus seniors healthy meals daily in San Francisco. That's a staggering 220,000 plus meals a year.
I joined an On Lok driver for a ride along recently in San Francisco. The driver has been with On Lok for almost twenty years, knows all his clients by name and knows much of their stories too. He hand delivers every single meal and takes a moment to make sure the seniors he delivers to are doing alright.
One senior told me: "I look forward to the meal and to seeing my friend each day he comes," It's that extra care, that compassion that makes a difference in the lives of seniors receiving meals from On Lok. It was touching to witness.