In 1976, William Holz began using his own vehicle to deliver meals to 10 local homebound seniors. Monday through Friday volunteers would pick up meals prepared by San Joaquin County and deliver them. In 1978, our current location was purchased increasing our abilities to serve seniors. Overtime, LOEL’s “Meals on Wheels” and In-House lunch programs expanded to serving more than100 meals each day. In 2010, LOEL received grant funding to build our commercial kitchen where we now prepare more than 200 fresh nutritious meals each weekday.
LOEL continues to look for donors to help keep the program sustainable.
For $200 you can sponsor a portion of the food costs for 1 day. Your name will be on the monthly menu that is mailed to over 2,000 households, along with an announcement on your sponsored day.