At its last meeting, the Rotary Club of Santee-Lakeside celebrated the selection of Meals on Wheels as one of their District Grant recipients this year. Tim Wray, Director of the East County Service Center, shared with the club that they provide more than a meal, they also provide a safety check. Volunteer drivers talk to and check in on clients daily. This program, which serves over 320 in East County alone, is available to those 60+ for over 60 years, Meals on Wheels has allowed seniors to stay in their home, where they want to be.

Two members of the club participate in the Meals on Wheels program delivering food weekly to seniors in East County. The Santee-Lakeside Rotary club purchased supplies for and assembled 100 "We Care" bags for seniors and provided a $750 grant that will help Meals on Wheels East County to continue serving those in need.