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Oceanside CA- The Angels Depot, a charity which provides meals for at risk seniors in North County, received a $100,000 grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation during a brief ceremony at the charity’s headquarters on Friday.
The Angels Depot delivers about 900 food packages, on the third week of the month, to “at risk” and impoverished seniors in North County. The 24 pound boxes contain 21 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for seniors at risk of malnutrition.
Founder and Executive Director Susan Hall of Angels Depot said the seniors live on an average fixed income of $765.00 a month. The meal boxes are high in protein, fiber and moderate on sugar content and designed to help seniors who live with “food insecurity” survive between social security checks. Hall said the Depot has delivered over a million pounds of food since the founding of the charity in 2006.
California Assembly Member, Rocky Chavez praised the work of the group and the fact that Angels Depot will be assisting seniors with their pets. “To many seniors, their pets are their family” said Chavez. Oceanside Mayor, Jerry Kern thanked the group for helping people “who have fallen through the cracks.”
Debbie Sanchez, manager of Walmart store #2494, 2100 Vista Way presented the largest single donation in Angel Depots history on behalf of the Walmart Foundation’s California State Giving program. “This is an amazing group and I look forward to getting our store more involved with them in the future.” said Sanchez. The Walmart Foundation gave over $400,000 in grants to San Diego County non-profits in 2013.