Team Rubicon and Jewish Family Service expand food delivery for homebound seniors
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In late March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of San Diego asked Jewish Family Service of San Diego to increase its number of home-delivered meals for isolated seniors from 400 to more than 1,600 per day.
Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster-relief organization that mobilizes its volunteers in response to natural disasters and humanitarian missions around the world, sprang into action to help.
Team Rubicon now provides a team of full-time volunteer drivers to deliver groceries and hot, ready-to-eat meals, made by JFS, to seniors in need across the county every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Even with Team Rubicon’s assistance, more help is needed to ensure San Diego’s most vulnerable seniors are taken care of during these unprecedented times.
JFS and Team Rubicon are calling for additional volunteer drivers to deliver meals and provide wellness checks to seniors across the county.
To learn more or get involved, visit teamrubiconusa.org/neighbors.