The Angel's Depot 2014 Annual Report . . . please click here to read.
June 2015 Final Distribution Report . . .
please click here to read.
“Click here to view Dan Cohen, Channel 8, Depot Packing On-Air”
In 2014 Helen Woodward Animal Center Donated 1,189 "AniMeals" One Month’s Food for Pets of Seniors Who Receive the Depot's Senior Emergency Meal Boxes!
How Wonderful is That?! See AniMeals Page.
Thank You Harrah's Resort Southern California & Caesar's Foundation
Who We Serve . . . What We Do . . . How You Can Help
Seniors we serve . . . are of the generations who fought our wars, paid taxes and built this great country of ours. They handed down a legacy of freedom & hope. Yet today, 50,000 elderly poor live in San Diego County, with precious little to eat by mid-month. The Angel's Depot was founded in 2006 to help End Senior Hunger in San Diego County.
1. Senior Emergency Food . . . FREE of Charge
Providing FREE Senior Emergency Meal Boxes monthly to meet the nutritional needs of over 900 Seniors who are at-risk for malnutrition and suffering from food insecurity. Our pre-qualified senior or their proxy, sign for and pick up their Meal Box at one of 24 Distribution Sites countywide; Seniors qualify if their income is no more than $1,100 per month, they are 60 years of age or 55 with a permanent disability, they have no more than $10,000 in assets and they live in San Diego County.
Since 2006, The Angel’s Depot, with only a staff of 5.5 employees, has provided:
• Over 73,000 Senior Emergency Meal Boxes . . . they each weigh 25 pounds . . . seniors say they last more than a week;
• Food for over 1.540 Million Senior Meals . . . 21 Meals in each Emergency Box with easily prepared food to make 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners and Snacks.
• Using Over 1.783 Million Pounds of Specially Formulated Food to meet the nutritional needs of seniors who are at-risk for malnutrition and live with the anxiety of food insecurity (not knowing when they will next have food). Our seniors routinely skip meals and doses of medicine; this program helps them survive between their Social Security checks.
• The seniors we serve have an average income of $850 per month . . . they cannot afford Meals on Wheels or other programs that charge fees.
2. Senior Advocacy – Case Management –Tracking Client Demographics
Advocating for seniors, providing a level of case management on an as-need basis, addressing complex aging challenges, connecting seniors with resources to enhance their well-being; publishing an annual Calendar marked with Meal Box pick-up dates and publishing a monthly “Depot Dispatch” Senior Newsletter, tucked into monthly Meal Boxes (and emailed to supporters), with safety and healthy living tips, Super Foods, historical trivia, Meal Box Recipes and humor;
3. Community Senior Hunger Education
Educating & Engaging the Community as to the numbers and plight of the elderly poor and what steps they may take to help end the Senior Hunger Crisis in San Diego County; the success of this program is evident in the Corps of over 5,800 Multi-Generational, Multi Ethnic Volunteers who contribute 400 man hours each month.
4. Community Outreach – Giving – Volunteering
Engaging the community in solving the Senior Hunger Crisis by providing opportunities for donors to give, i.e., funding a grant . . . or Sponsoring A Senior for $25 per month . . . for the cost of going to a movie and having popcorn and soda, you can feed a needy senior for a week . . . or volunteer as a Board Member, Volunteer Program Manager or at a special event or in the warehouse, checking expiration dates, sorting, stamping, labeling and pack Meal Boxes . . . or initiating a Food Drive;
5. Feeding Our Seniors’ Pets
In January 2014, the Helen Woodward Animal Center stepped up to provide “AniMeals” – pet food for 30 days for our impoverished and isolated seniors’ pets, usually their last friend. Pet food is given specific to the age, size and type of our seniors’ dogs and cats . . . at no cost to the seniors or the Depot!
Please, donate today!
Remember, the action you take, is the DIFFERENCE you make, in an older American's life.
Susan Stames Hall, Founder & Executive Director, The Angel’s Depot