Serving Seniors Wins 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year Award
The San Diego nonprofit was chosen by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins for its extensive work serving the senior community facing poverty.
San Diego, Calif., October 27, 2020—Serving Seniors, a San Diego-based nonprofit helping older adults in poverty live fulfilling lives through health-promoting services, announced today that the organization was selected as Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year . The organization is being honored for its work in the San Diego community and ensuring that older Americans facing economic insecurity receive the care and support to lead healthy lives.
“This year has required us all to navigate unprecedented times, including our nonprofit partners whose missions are to meet the needs of those in our community who are most vulnerable,” said Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). “I am honored to recognize Serving Seniors with this award for all of its hard work this year, especially given that has quadrupled the amount of meals provided to our seniors during the pandemic. I applaud the impact this organization has in providing the means for seniors to live healthy lives, including an array of integrated health and social services.”
Serving Seniors has been a staple in the San Diego community for over 50 years, providing nutritious meals for those facing food insecurity, health and social services and secure housing for seniors who are economically insecure. The organization focuses its efforts on those who are on the cusp of homelessness and makes sure that these seniors have a safe haven to make ends meet and lead a life of optimal health.
“We are honored that Serving Seniors was selected by Senator Atkins as a California Nonprofit of the Year,” said Paul Downey, CEO of Serving Seniors. “Our staff, volunteers and community partners make all of our work possible and their dedicated support alongside Senator Atkins ensure that San Diego’s most vulnerable population has a safety net.”