August 6, 2013 > Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle stolen
Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle stolen
Submitted By Bay Area Community Services
One of the vehicles used by Bay Area Community Services' Meals on Wheels program to deliver meals to homebound seniors was stolen July 29 in the 3800 block of Fruitvale St. around 11:15 a.m. One witness said two men stole the vehicle. Bay Area Community Services is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a white Ford transit with a BACS logo on the side and license plate number 8y19408.
Visakha Som Program Manager for Meals on Wheels said, "This is a tragedy as it hinders our ability to get meals to 70 food insecure seniors a day and more than 270 per week. For many of these seniors, it is their only meal of the day." Bay Area Community Services is also asking citizens to volunteer as delivery drivers until the vehicle is found or replaced. Citizens interested in delivering Meals on Wheels can contact Visakha at 510-986-8907. The robbery is currently under investigation by local police.
To learn more about BACS and Meals on Wheels call (510) 613-0330 or visit the website at www.bayareacs.org.