They will provide special-diet meals to sick LGBT clients
Special Delivery, a free nutrition services nonprofit organization serving people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and kidney disease in San Diego, has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Rob Benzon Foundation, announced Ruth Henricks, executive director.
“We are thrilled to receive this very generous award from the Rob Benzon Foundation, a longtime funding partner of Special Delivery,” said Henricks. “This contribution will be used to help us provide three home-delivered, special-diet meals per day for LGBT clients with HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease and other life-threatening illnesses in 14 central San Diego neighborhoods.”
Special Delivery offers the following special-diet meals for meal clients on restricted diets: Diabetic, Renal – Kidney and Liver Disease, End-stage Renal Failure, Gluten Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Diverticulitis, Fat-Free, Low Sodium, Dental Soft, Low Cholesterol, Whole Grain, Low Fiber and High Fiber, Pureed and Vegetarian.
The mission of the Rob Benzon Foundation is to provide unexpected help and hope to individuals in the San Diego community who are suffering from a personal catastrophic event not of their making who are in need of emergency support for actual expenses.
Additionally, the Foundation helps individuals through local charitable causes serving youth and LGBT communities where specific needs can be identified.
Special Delivery has served over two million meals to over 6,000 clients since its founding in 1991.
Clients receive two cold meals and one hot meal daily. Special Delivery’s other nutrition programs include a free-choice onsite food pantry and a diabetes nutrition program providing a diabetic food pantry and free weekly diabetes education classes.
For more information, contact Special Delivery San Diego at (619) 297-7373.