Liam and Mrs. Alvarez, an On Lok client

(Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Foodie Chap Delivers Happiness With On Lok Senior Services

Liam Mayclem
April 02, 2019 - 2:11 pm

Chef Rick and Valerie Villela With On Lok Senior Services
(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.

I sat with Valerie to learn more about On Lok's food program and the seniors who receive these daily, healthy meals. 

Chef Rick's Corned Beef & Cabbage
Chef Rick's Corned Beef & Cabbage

Find out how you can become an On Lok volunteer and also discover if over 60, how you can enjoy meals and programs at their senior centers. Thanks On Lok for all you do for our Bay Area seniors.

Cheers, Liam!

To learn more, visit 30thstreetseniorcenter.org