The Senior Nutrition Program of SLO County “Night of a Million Meals”

Countdown to Night of a Million Meals!

Night of a Million Meals That Connect is coming this month! Festivities begin 5:30 PM Saturday, April 22 at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. Our theme this year is “Get Your Kicks…On Route 66”, so be sure to come decked out in your best 1950s and 60s attire. If you really want to make an impression, roll up in a ‘57 Chevrolet Bel Air!

Last month we informed you that our evening of fine dining and entertainment would include a four course dinner, casino games, complimentary champagne, local wines, live and silent auctions, and free valet parking. But what is on the menu, you ask?

For your choice of entrée we have:

 Filet mignon in a red wine reduction sauce

 Applewood smoked salmon filet

 Vegetarian chile relleno

As if that weren't enough elegance and decadence in one meal, for dessert we present the “deconstructed banana split” — take a peek below!

Our annual Volunteer Training took place on March 22, where 24 of our hundreds of volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of learning, activities and food. We covered many topics.

 Melissa, our Office Admin, made sure everyone knows how to fill out important forms.

 We learned about some of the finer points of meal delivery from our own Bob DeMarco.

 Gabriela Mata, an Environmental Health Specialist (restaurant inspector), showed us both horrifying and inspiring photos, demonstrating the importance of our food handling rules.

 We learned about the county’s Fall Prevention Program from Michelle Zulim-Clark. She also led us in some exercises to strengthen our backs.

 Our last speaker was the ever-popular Rob Derrick of the Red Cross, who showed us how to help a choking victim and many other useful First Aid tips.

We finished the afternoon with a dinner that Executive Director Elias picked up from The Olive Garden and that kitchen supervisor Irene Palacios set up beautifully in our central kitchen. Everyone got to see where those 500+ meals get prepared each day. It was a fun and successful training. I hope anyone who has not been to the training will mark their calendars for next year, March 20, 2018.

— Wendy Fertschneider, R.D.

Countdown to Night of a Million Meals!

Volunteer Training: Success!

Applewood smoked salmon filet

Filet mignon with asparagus and mashed potatoes

Deconstructed banana split

Tickets are on sale for $95 per person or $760 to reserve a table for eight. All proceeds go to one incredibly worthy cause:

the nutritional benefit of the seniors of San Luis Obispo County.

To reserve your tickets now, or for more information, please contact Tina Solomon at 541-3312

For more info:


Tina Solomon
(805) 541-3312