Holiday Boutique | Thank You!

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Thank you to all of our artisans and patrons for a successful Holiday Boutique benefiting SOS/Meals on Wheels! We hope to see you again next year!

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America, Let’s Do Lunch!

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Meals on Wheels America’s National Ad Council Campaign featured four SOS Meal recipients! “America, Let’s Do Lunch” launched nationally on July 12th, 2016. The campaign features seniors who currently receives Meals on Wheels and is designed to bring in a new influx of volunteers. The campaign includes TV Ads, print images, radio spots, social media and digital media images.


Lola Silvestri, 94 a resident of Hayward, CA. Lola is a San Francisco native and long time resident of Hayward, CA. Lola raised two children and worked in public relations for the Sears Roebuck Company. She was married for over 50 years and was widowed 5 years ago.


Charles and Maude Spann are 103 and 99 years old! They are longtime residents of San Lorenzo who have been married for 76 years! Charles was an electrician and Maude stayed home to raise their children. They are both independent types who only began receiving Meals on Wheels a few years ago. Their home is full of pictures of their large extended family which includes a great-great grandchild!


Julius Gaines is a retired school counselor, poet and amateur photographer. Mr Gaines was a school psychologist in the Berkeley public schools for almost 30 years before retiring in 1994. Mr. Gaines authored a book of poems entitled Homecoming – A Book of Poems which was published in 1996. Mr. Gaines received a grant from the Virginia Foundation for The Humanities to write a book about his native Staunton, Virginia. Mr. Gaines began receiving Meals on Wheels after he suffered a stroke in 2007.

8th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon

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Please join us for our annual luncheon to help raise much needed funds for our program. Entrance tickets are $35 for seniors 60 or over and $45 for our guests under 60. Come join us for a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our own Meals on Wheels cooks along with our raffle and silent auction!

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SOS/Meals on Wheels and Michaan’s Auctions present Vintage: “What’s it Worth?”

Always wanted to know what that “unique” lamp from Great Grandma is worth? Want to know once and for all if that old painting is a masterpiece or throw away? Now is your chance to have your items professionally appraised by a Michaan’s Auctions expert and find out if you have trash or treasure!

Bring your items on Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm to SOS/Meals on Wheels, 2235 Polvorosa Ave. Suite 280, San Leandro, CA 94577.  $25.00 includes an appraisal for 1 item and a light lunch. $10 each for up to two additional items. Limit is 3 items maximum. Items will be appraised by appointment only in 10 minute increments.

Please RSVP to Mary Gregory at SOS, (510) 582-1263 or Payment accepted via credit card, check or cash. All proceeds to support the SOS/Meals on Wheels program.

Thank you to Peet’s Coffee in Castro Valley

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Thank you to Peet’s Coffee in Castro Valley for choosing SOS/Meals on Wheels to benefit from their annual Holiday Giving! SOS will receive a total of $2,050 from both customer donations and a matching gift of $750 from Peet’s! What a great start to 2016!

Enjoy the photos of our wonderful volunteers who helped us with this event.



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Did you know that you can help SOS/Meals on Wheels every time you make a purchase at Click the banner below and make sure Service Opportunity for Seniors is your selected non-profit organization. Then just use “SMILE.AMAZON.COM” whenever you shop on Amazon!

For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to SOS/Meals on Wheels.



Dine ‘n Donate

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Leave the cooking and dishes behind and help SOS/Meals on Wheels raise much needed funds to support our program!

For one day only, local restaurants in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and Oakland will participate in helping SOS/Meals on Wheels raise money to offset the cost of feeding homebound seniors in Central Alameda County and the City of Oakland; by donating 20% of the proceeds of your meal to our agency. All you need to do is bring your appetite and the flyer for the restaurant(s) of your choice!

Invite your family and friends for a fun and worthwhile dine out experience at these participating restaurants:

-Castro Valley-
The Burrito Shop (Castro Valley Blvd)
Rigatoni’s (Castro Valley Blvd)

Elephant Bar (Winton Ave)
Black Bear Diner (Hesperian Blvd)

-San Leandro-
El Torito (Monarch Bay Drive)
Panda Express (Marina Blvd)

Scott’s Seafood (Jack London Square)
Pasta Pomodoro (College Ave)

Bon Appetit!


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Black Bear Diner

Burrito Shop

El Torito

Elephant Bar

Panda Express

Panda Express


Scott's Seafood

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