Grab and Go Partnerships and Online Classes Spark Senior Citizen Revolution

Free food for seniors

Revolution Foods is one of California’s largest providers of healthy meals to communities in need. They offer grab-and-go meals to San Gabriel Valley seniors and are funded in part by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging, through the Older Americans Act of 1965. 

The Loop Village offers opportunities for seniors to stay engaged from the comfort of their homes. Live, online class offerings range from tai chi to virtual world tours.

Together with Loop Village the entities are now offering seniors in the San Gabriel Valley a free virtual community alongside grab-and-go meals. 

Seniors 60 and over can pick up seven frozen Revolution Foods meals per week at designated San Gabriel Valley senior centers and join more than 120 live online classes and events through Loop.  

The partnership aims to expand access to meals for seniors while also providing online learning and socializing. 

Enter the YMCA

Administered by the YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, the program is offered at senior centers in Monterey Park, Altadena, Azusa, La Puente, Duarte, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Pasadena, San Dimas, Temple City and Walnut. 

“Revolution Foods is committed to making healthy meals more accessible for seniors aging in place at home – and helping ensure they don’t miss out on vital social activities,” said Dominic Engels, CEO of Revolution Foods. “Through this innovative partnership with Loop and the YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, we’re able to provide meals to a larger number of food-insecure seniors, reduce isolation and also develop a model that other senior centers throughout the state can replicate.” 

“Feeding the mind, body, and soul is incredibly important,” said Margot Merrick, CEO and Co-founder of Loop. “Loop offers cooking, music, technology and exercise classes via Zoom for seniors. Through our partnership with Revolution Foods, we can also ensure these seniors are well fed.” 

Author: Keri Freeman

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