The Carmel Foundation's mission is to provide a place for members to gather and enjoy a variety of activities and services in an environment of respect and camaraderie; it's a place to call home.
With an estimated 1 in 5 seniors in California living at or below the poverty line, Carmel Foundation’s Big Idea is to provide affordable meals to over 3,400 seniors in our community. Chefs arrive at The Carmel Foundation at 4:30am to begin preparing meals for those enjoying lunch on site, as well as for those who are homebound. Seniors who come to the foundation’s hall for lunch are warmly greeted by a volunteer host or hostess to ensure that they enjoy not only a delicious homemade meal, but also camaraderie with their peers. They may choose to stay for a variety of informative and community programs. Volunteers also determine if additional support services should be offered.
It’s been just a real lifesaver that we have this service [meal delivery to homebound seniors] and we can stay in our home and know that this is our little safety net.
- Roberta Miller