December 15, 6pm to 8pm
Meals on Wheels , a nonprofit founded in 1970 is getting food on the table of mostly low income older adults who have limited access to food. Meals on Wheels is serving 1.6 million meals each year. UberEats and other for profit food delivery and food preperation services have now sprung up all over the Bay Area serving professionals and others who do not have time to cook or do not know how to cook. Outsourcing meal preparations or planning for meals is becoming more and more an alternative for busy families.
We will explore how this development might benefit an aging urban population with many single households and talk about the different role food plays in people’s lives.
This is not about marketing a specific company or organization but thinking broadly about how this movement impacts who lives in our cities.
Please join Meals on Wheels and UberEats for an informed discussion of food, food delivery, the transitioning ways that we purchase, provide food as well as the complex role food plays in our social and emotional lives.