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Santa Ynez Valley Meals on Wheels

Please consider making Buellton Meals on Wheels a part of your charitable giving. Whether it is the gift of a donation or your time, the simple truth is YOU make a difference when you support our Meals on Wheels program. Together we can continue to foster a caring community where no homebound senior, Veteran, or cancer patient is left hungry or forgotten. 

Santa Ynez Valley Community Outreach’s largest program, Meals on Wheels, is part of the national network of Meals on Wheels America. Our Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers currently serve almost 400 meals to seniors, including many Veterans, every weekday. 

Among older adults who have difficulties with daily activities, two out of three receive limited or no home or community-based care.  Half of seniors living alone lack the financial resources to pay for basic needs.  It is our mission to provide nutritious meals and daily safety checks for our homebound seniors, thereby we help to reduce the risks associated with loneliness, depression, and falls.

Through our Meals on Wheels program, SYVCO has recently partnered with Ridley-Tree Cancer Center to provide special meals to people undergoing chemotherapy who require a special diet.  We have also been named by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Veterans Distribution Food Service Center-only one of two in Santa Barbara County.

Thanks to this vital program, seniors and Veterans have the security of knowing there will be fresh, nutritious food delivered daily; that someone will be there to check on them; and they have the comfort of knowing they are no longer alone. While a simple thank you for your support doesn’t seem enough, know that the work we are able to do in the community is only possible because of YOU and we could not be more grateful.  

Serving the Santa Barbara County Communities of Santa Ynez, Solvang, Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, and Los Alamos.

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  • Nutrition

  • Housing Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Housing assistance
  • Medical Closet
  • Medicare Assistance
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  • Housing Referrals
  • Emergency Housing
  • Essential Needs Backpacks
  • Medical Assistance
  • VFW/ AFL Mentorship
  • Transportation

Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Sheriff and Agency Liaison Services
  • Emergency Necessities
  • Housing Assistance
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Job Placements

Community Resources

  • Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Thrift Store
  • Job Training
  • Red Cross Emergency Center

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Founded to promote the common good and general welfare of the members of the Santa Ynez Valley by providing nutritional, recreational, and transportation resources.

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Phone: (805) 688-4571
Address: P.O. Box 1946
Buellton, CA 93427