Working Towards a Brighter Future
According to the 2015 Solano County homeless count, there were 1,082 homeless people in Solano County, 73% of whom were unsheltered. Vallejo had the most homeless with 402, followed by Fairfield and Vacaville.
Marilyn Davis, a retiree who grew up in Vallejo, noticed the rise in the number of homeless over the years, and decided to do something about it. She’s good with people, and likes to cook, so in 2016, she started providing as many home-cooked meals as she could afford during the holidays, packaging them up, and delivering them to where ever she could find people in need.
They’re not always in the same areas, but if they’ve moved, Marilyn drives and walks the streets of Vallejo until she finds them. She has done a lot more cooking in recent years, and now delivers up to 75 meals a week, on Thursdays between 2-4pm.
If you can find it in your hearts to contribute to Marilyn’s epic endeavor, be it basic necessities or monetary donations, call her. She’ll come to you and pick up whatever you can give, and she will be forever grateful.
– Joye Ogrodowski