Walnut Valley Water District Delivers More Than Water This Holiday Season by Jillian Keller Nov 25, 2019 Member Submitted News WALNUT – As the holiday season nears, Walnut Valley Water District launched its “Season of Giving” in response to Meals on Wheels’ urgent call for volunteers. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community service, food delivery program for the disabled, aged, and chronically ill. WVWD is set to deliver more than just water to the communities of Diamond Bar, Walnut, Rowland Heights, West Covina, and the City of Industry during the month of November. “Meals on Wheels plays a vital role in our community,” said General Manager, Erik Hitchman. “Not only do they provide meals to home-bound seniors, but they also provide socialization to those who may be isolated due to a number of issues. As a major advocate of Meals on Wheels, the District recognized an opportunity to increase our support by directly engaging with community members who do not have the ability to visit us in person or attend WVWD events.” WVWD team members from the Operations and Customer Service department delivered hot meals and sack lunches to Meals on Wheels clients. During the meal deliveries, District employees also distributed goodie bags filled with household items that help save water, California friendly gardening guides, and more. WVWD volunteers also spent time with each client to answer any questions they may have about the service provided to them on behalf of the District. “It’s an honor to serve as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. The entire District is excited to lend a helping hand so that the seniors living in our service area can remain self-sufficient and maintain a sense of independence in the comfort of their own homes,” said Utility Service Worker, Joey Yersky. “It’s also an amazing opportunity to interact with our customers in a different setting and to serve our community further.” Meals on Wheels, City of Industry has delivered over 1,000,000 meals to those in need over the last forty years. Well balanced meals are delivered Monday through Friday, including the holidays, for $5, clients receive a full day’s lunch and dinner. To donate or volunteer with the Meals on Wheels chapter serving East San Gabriel Valley Communities, visit their website at www.mealsonwheels411.org WVWD will continue serving as a Meals on Wheels volunteer through Thanksgiving week. For more information, please visit Walnut Valley Water District’s website at www.wvwd.com. ### About Walnut Valley Water District Walnut Valley Water District was formed in 1952, and after more than six decades of service to the community, the District operates and maintains two large imported water pipelines, 497 miles of distribution mains, 17 pump plants, and 31 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 94.1 million gallons of water. The District also provides water service to more than 27,000 connections in an area encompassing 17,900 acres, serving a population of more than 100,000 residents and businesses in six local communities.