PG&E Joins Forces with Meals On Wheels San Francisco Delivering Emergency Preparedness Kits and Smiles on Giving Tuesday
Thousands of home-bound seniors in San Francisco depend on Meals On
Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) for food, home safety and a friendly face,
which is why Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) volunteers joined
forces with the organization today, delivering emergency preparedness
kits to those in need as part of Giving Tuesday.
With the help of the Gigwalk—a
mobile platform for managing large distributed workforces, connecting
the right people with the right work, anytime, anywhere—teams delivered
kits to 150 MOWSF clients throughout San Francisco in PG&E’s hybrid
electric fleet vehicles.
“Every day in our great city, thousands of home-bound seniors depend
upon Meals On Wheels for food, home safety and a friendly face. I
believe whole-heartedly in Meals On Wheels, and the power of its mission
of nourishing the whole person. I’m exceedingly proud to support the
work that this organization provides and today’s event is an important
reminder of the ongoing needs of the seniors who live in our community,”
said Helen Burt, senior vice president, External Affairs and Public
Policy, PG&E and member of the MOWSF Board of Directors.
The emergency kits include a two-day supply of non-perishable food and
water, a blanket, a flashlight and a whistle. Teams will also provide
clients with information about money saving energy programs with PG&E
and ways to stay safe in case of emergencies.
“PG&E has been an important partner in our efforts to provide seniors
with what they need to live independently and in a dignified manner here
in San Francisco. We are thrilled that PG&E, Gigwalk and so many other
corporate partners have supported events like today’s and helped raise
awareness of this critical safety issue for seniors in our city,” said
Ashley C. McCumber CEO & Executive Director, MOWSF.
Meals On Wheels San Francisco provides 1.5 million meals annually,
representing the only source of food for 24 percent of its clients.
Seniors depending upon Meals On Wheels are frail, have limited ability
to purchase or prepare meals, and have little or no support from family
or caregivers. Seventy-one percent of its clients live under the federal
“Every company in this great city has a responsibility to help the
communities where we work and live. Gigwalk is honored to continue to
support the work of Meals On Wheels, enabling the organization to
efficiently engage with its volunteers and seamlessly collect vital data
about its clients’ needs,” said David Hale, CEO, Gigwalk.
Each year, PG&E, its employees and retirees support a wide range of
local nonprofits and schools, including Meals On Wheels San Francisco.
In 2015, PG&E provided more than $32 million in financial support, of
which, its employees and retirees contributed a record-breaking $7.3
million through the utility’s annual Campaign
for the Community giving initiative.
About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF)
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what
they need to live independent and dignified lives – nutritious meals,
professional social work and friendly human contact. This year we will
deliver more than 1.5 million nutritious meals to homebound seniors
living in every neighborhood of the city. Learn more at www.mowsf.org.
Gigwalk is a mobile platform for managing large distributed workforces,
connecting the right people with the right work, anytime, anywhere.
Gigwalk maximizes business efficiency and gives workers greater control
and flexibility to make work better. Based in San Francisco, California,
Gigwalk is backed by August Capital, Harrison Metal, Nokia Growth
Partners, Randstad Innovation Fund, SoftTech, and Greylock. For more
information, visit Gigwalk.com.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco,
with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the
nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/
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