Special Delivery Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Open House

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Special Delivery hosted an Open House for staff, volunteers and interested community members. Special Delivery San Diego, the Mission Hills-based nonprofit organization serving the nutritional needs of San Diegans, commemorated its 25th anniversary on Friday, June 17, 2016 with an Open House at its headquarters at 4021 Goldfinch Street. The theme of special occasion was “25 Years. 25 Milestones. One Mission.”

The Open House, attended by over 100 interested community members as well as staff, board members and volunteers of the agency, included complimentary food and beverages for guests (see attached sheet for list of 25 milestones.) A number of longtime volunteers, many with over 20 years of service, were in attendance during this memorable celebration.

Special Delivery’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnourishment in San Diego by providing fresh, wholesome food infused with love and designed to feed both the body and the soul. Since its founding in 1991, Special Delivery has served over 1.6 million meals to over 5,000 meal clients with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, AIDS and heart disease.

Meal clients receive two cold meals and one hot meal daily, groceries for the weekend as well as access to the organization’s onsite food pantry. This free-choice food pantry, open Monday through Thursday from 11a.m. to 1:45 p.m. by appointment, serves over 5,500 shoppers annually. The organization’s diabetes nutrition program includes a no-cost mobile diabetic food pantry (the first pantry of its kind in Southern California) and free weekly diabetes education classes on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Special Delivery San Diego at (619) 297-7373.

Left to right are Ron Aldous, 23-year volunteer; Special Delivery Executive Director Ruth Henricks; and Tom Abbas, 23-year volunteer and board president.

Left to right are Ron Aldous, 23-year volunteer; Special Delivery Executive Director Ruth Henricks; and Tom Abbas, 23-year volunteer and board president.

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