Meals on Wheels Yolo County Receives $10,000 Grant, Reggae Concert at Woodland’s Velocity Island Park

Meals on Wheels Yolo County received a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, to provide low-income seniors with stable nutrition and sustain them between the organization’s weekday hot meal deliveries.

“Food insecurity is affecting more Yolo County residents, especially seniors, than ever before due to the convergence of pandemic disruptions with extraordinary inflation,” said Joy Cohan, executive director of Yolo County Meals on Wheels. . “Many of the seniors who depend on our program lack the resources to feel confident that they have enough to eat on the weekends when Meals on Wheels doesn’t deliver.

“Thanks to this renewal of previous Bayer Fund support for our Weekend Food Project, we are confident that we have the resources to make weekend food more reliable and less stressful for these vulnerable older adults.”

The Weekend Food Project began several years ago and provides two monthly deliveries to 200 low-income seniors, representing a 100% increase in service over the last six months, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.

“Over the years, grants made through the Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities in the United States,” said Al Mitchell, Chairman of the Bayer Fund. “We are proud to be able to provide support to develop programs like the Yolo County Meals on Wheels ‘Weekend Food Project’ that could help combat the critical problem of food insecurity and ultimately ensure that even more seniors in Yolo County have access to healthy, nutritious food.”

To connect with Meals on Wheels services or offer support, visit mowyolo.org or call (530)662-7035.

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Velocity Island Park invites people to celebrate Jamaican Independence Day from 7 pm to midnight on Saturday with performances by EN Young & Imperial Sound and special guests Rootsman Project, Kurrency King and One Love Nation Band.

“EN Young has been a front-line soldier of Roots Reggae music all his life joining the world music band Stranger in 2002 after having an eclectically musical childhood,” the event website explained. “Young has worked with current top acts like Steel Pulse, Pepper, Rebelution, Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Trevor Hall, Million Stylez, Alborosie, Sizzla, Lutah Fyah, Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, KBong, Iya Terra and more.”

Tickets are $35 and are available by visiting speedislandpark.com/information/events.

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Alegria by Cirque du Soleil will take place from July 28 to August 28 at Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento.

“Without a doubt Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic production, Alegria is an all-time classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with,” the event’s website emphasized. “An uplifting immersive experience, Alegría transports audiences into a mystical world peppered with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.”

Tickets are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.

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The Woodland Police Department will host its Train with a Recruiter event at 6 pm on Friday, August 12 at Woodland Community College.

The event is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has thought about a career in law enforcement and is interested in learning how to become a police officer.

“Join us for our Workout with a Recruiter event on the second Friday of the month,” the event website stated. “This is a great opportunity to exercise, practice agility test activities and ask questions. We hope to see you there!”

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