A resident of Oakland, California, Leonard Yakhnich builds upon more than 15 years of business technology experience as a senior account executive with San Francisco’s Informatica Corporation. When he isn’t working, Leonard Yakhnich supports multiple charitable organizations, including Meals on Wheels.
Blanketing the United States with a network of approximately 5,000 local programs, Meals on Wheels does much more than simply deliver nutritious meals to those who would otherwise have difficulty preparing or acquiring them. Many Meals on Wheels clients rarely, if ever, receive any other visitors. This means that the Meals on Wheels volunteers or staff members who come to clients’ homes provide essential human contact and critical safety checks that play a key role in their overall health and well-being.
Although not every Meals on Wheels program operates in the same way, many offer additional services that range from home repair to doctor-appointment transportation. Some programs will also offer to bring appropriate food for the pets of clients and feed these animals during each visit.