COVID-19 has impacted individuals and families around the world and has created unimaginable challenges. It’s been especially hard on low-income neighborhoods, and the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center is seeing the personal and economic impact throughout our own community.
Amidst this pandemic, some of our members are worried about where their next meal will come from. This virus has created uncertainty, anxiety, and fear for the people we serve, but we remain hopeful, dedicated to being here for them. While many services throughout the city have either closed or considerably reduced their hours of operation, our Center continues to operate five days a week to support our members.
With the reduction in food services from other providers, people from other neighborhoods in Philadelphia are reaching out to The Center for support. Our greatest need right now is funding for food delivery meals and services.
Before COVID-19, the Center was a home away from home, open for social gatherings, activities, workshops, and much more. We were serving a hot, nutritious lunch to over 250 older adults daily. For some, this was the only meal they would eat that day. Once measures of social distancing were implemented, our staff and volunteers sprang into action so that older adults who relied on us for meals would not be left to fend for themselves.
- Funding for food and food delivery services
- Bags and containers for take-out
- Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to keep everyone safe
- Provides meals for low-income, older adults throughout West and Southwest Philadelphia
Thanks to The Center’s committed staff and volunteers who go above and beyond, as well as our partnership with Easter Outreach, we have been able to provide bagged meals for pick up or delivery to the people of our community. This need continues to grow throughout our neighborhoods as they struggle with food insecurity amidst this pandemic.
Help feed older adults in West and Southwest Philadelphia during these uncertain times. Your gift ensures that the meals they counted on before this pandemic are still accessible today for them.