Celebrating 40 Years of Dedication: A Milestone for Irene Palacios!

Seniors 60+ enjoy congregate dining and home delivered meals every weekday.

Seniors 60+ enjoy congregate dining and home delivered meals every weekday.


We are thrilled to honor and celebrate a remarkable milestone in the journey of Meals That Connect as our esteemed Kitchen Director, Irene Palacios, reaches an incredible 40 years of dedicated service. Irene has been an indispensable part of our organization, and her unwavering commitment to our mission has left a profound impact on the lives of countless seniors in San Luis Obispo County.

Over the past four decades, Irene’s passion for creating delicious and nutritious meals for our cherished senior community has shone through in every dish prepared at our humble kitchen. She has consistently upheld the highest standards of quality, ensuring that each meal served brings joy and nourishment to our seniors’ lives.

Beyond her culinary expertise, Irene has been a beacon of compassion and care. Her warm smile and welcoming presence have brightened the days of the seniors we serve. She has gone above and beyond to connect with our senior patrons, fostering a sense of camaraderie and friendship among them.

Irene’s leadership and dedication have been the backbone of our organization. Under her guidance, our kitchen has not only served as a place for meal preparation but also as a hub for building connections and creating a supportive community.

As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Irene for her invaluable contributions. Her unwavering commitment to Meals That Connect’s mission has transformed the lives of thousands of seniors, providing them with nourishment, comfort, and a sense of belonging.

We look forward to many more years of working alongside Irene and continuing to serve our seniors with the same passion and love that she has exemplified throughout her remarkable journey with Meals That Connect.