Angie, Wellness Bag Program Manager, Donna and Ken.
Donna and Ken are generous volunteers who deliver Wellness Bags to home-bound clients in the "Old Town" area of Elk Grove.
Angie and I quickly totaled up the numbers while the food and supplements were being loaded into volunteers' vehicles. Forty-five clients received Wellness Bags today; 36 were delivered by volunteers to home-bound clients.
The Wellness Bag is a supplemental food program designed to provide vital nourishment to individuals living with specific chronic illness or those with disabling HIV/AIDS. Our services are confidential and provided at no cost.
Clients receive non-perishable food bags along with fresh produce. Frequently, additional food items are available along with nutritional supplements and vitamins upon request. We also provide delivery to the home bound; and frozen meals for those who have been hospitalized.
The Wellness Bag program is available to clients in the Elk Grove, Laguna, and Wilton communities. However, clients residing outside this immediate area may be served only through referral by human service organizations, case managers, and medical professionals.
Applications are available at the Food Closet, or call (916) 685-8453 for more information.