About US

Founded in 1966, by a compassionate community activist named Emma Vargas, Service Opportunities for Seniors Meals on Wheels is an independent 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping frail seniors maintain their independence and remain safely in their own homes. We produce and deliver meals daily from our own kitchen to homebound seniors living in the communities of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and the City of Oakland. We deliver 1,300 nutritious meals to homebound seniors 60 years of age and older who are unable to purchase or prepare food for themselves. Meals on Wheels’ drivers provide daily check-ins and social contact for our communities’ most vulnerable elders.

In 2017, we prepared and deliver 336,000 meals. As our local population ages, the demand for our services increases.

95% of our meal recipients are challenged with Activities of Daily living such as cooking, shopping and indoor mobility.

98% of our seniors state that receiving a daily meal improves their health and helps them live alone.

A recent Meals on Wheels of America study shows that:

A senior who lives alone and receives daily-delivered meals is less likely to worry about being able to remain at home and to have feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

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SOS Meals On Wheels primary function is to deliver nutritious, balanced meals to homebound seniors.  Our goal is to help seniors stay in their homes and remain healthy and happy for as long as possible.

Management STAFF

  • Connie McCabe

    Connie McCabe

    Executive Director


  • Rosemary Borja

    Rosemary Borja

    Finance Director


  • Mary Gregory

    Mary Gregory

    Director of Development and Volunteers


  • Annemarie Parrish

    Annemarie Parrish

    Client Services and Senior Nutrition Manager


  • Benny Valles

    Benny Valles

    Driver and Fleet Manager


  • Eric Gremillion

    Eric Gremillion

    Kitchen Manager



Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2017 Fiscal Year 2016