SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Meals on Wheels travels the county delivering food to people in need and many of their clients are senior citizens.

One of those clients is Ebony Angel, from East County. 

Ebony Angel was born in Mississippi in 1903. He is 111-years-old, and lives alone with his two dogs.

His secret to a long life, he said, is eating a lot of vegetables like sweet peas and cabbage.

Every week, Meals on Wheels hand delivers his lunch and dinner.

He is a veteran of World War II, and he has learned to live with heart ache.

During the 1960's, a tragic car accident killed his pregnant wife and three of his children. He never married again.

Ebony Angel said he waited a long time to share his life story on television.

Watch Ebony's full interview in the video above. At 111-years-old it was his first television interview.