It would take more than a worldwide pandemic and a little inclement weather to stop the senior holiday lunch held each year to honor the seniors of the Galt community. Executive Director Maria Rosales and her staff at South County Services plowed straight ahead with the annual event … COVID style, which, like a lot of other events, translated into a drive through.
“South County Services has seen the impact of COVID-19 on families in need, especially our seniors,” Rosales said. “We knew we couldn’t cancel this event, so we’re very happy we were able to do drive-thru style.”
Teaming up with members of the Galt Real Men’s Club, Rosales and her crew were able to serve 240 delicious hot meals to the seniors in the Galt area, and 10 nearby homeless individuals.
Seniors and their escorts pulled up to the make-shift drive through at the Littleton Community Center where they were handed their special barrel chicken meal along with something extra.
“Besides a hot lunch, every senior took an additional full bag of food to prepare,” Rosales said.
Hard at work behind the scenes filling to-go containers were City Manager Lorenzo Hines, Galt Mayor Shawn Farmer, local volunteer Gale Webber and business owners Steven Sanford, Rose LaVine and David Herburger, as well as South County Services staff and board members.
Others helping the event to be a success were members of the Galt Real Men’s Club, Armando Solis and Monica Lopez from Galt Parks and Recreation, Galt police officers and Lauren Thompson and Rick Spaans from Spaans Cookies.
“South County Services wants to remind everyone that we have food on a daily basis, along with many more safety net services.” Rosales said. “Please check our website, southcountyservices.net for our services.”