Meals on Wheels operates throughout the County of Los Angeles to provide nutritious meals to senior citizens, disabled persons, veterans and those who are in need, as well as assistance at finding social services that they might require, or would promote their wellness.
Philologos is proud to partner with Meals on Wheels to help them carry out this mission during these trying times of COVID-19, where they have seen a massive increase in their demand, but not enough in supply. Philologians strive for well-roundedness, which is not just confined to being intellectual, but also to giving back to the community, for without the altruism to accompany intellect, there would be little employment of intellect for constructive purposes. Well-roundedness requires helping others, and these people require our help. These people are also at the greatest risk of coronavirus, and thus should not have to take the risk of going to a grocery store or a restaurant, as contracting the virus could kill them. Others we are helping are veterans, people who have risked their lives for ours. The least we can do is risk a few hours every week to make sure they can have a lunch.
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The first part of this program entails Philologians driving in teams of 2-4 and conducting deliveries for Meals on Wheels, so that more people in need can get the food that they desperately need. In the car, Philologians can engage in philosophical conversations or discuss scholarly issues, turning the drive into not just a humanitarian mission, but an intellectual one too.
The second part of this program is “comfort calls” in which Philologians call elderly or at risk members of the community to check on their well-being and health and make sure that they are alright. In this capacity, Philologians serve as voices of comfort for those who especially need it.
A message of hope for the senior citizens we serve in these difficult times of COVID-19. A collaborative effort by The Rembrandts, Meals on Wheels West and some of our very own Philologians. Enjoy!
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