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10th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon

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SOS Meals on Wheels invites you to help leave no senior behind. Please join us for our 10th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon and help us raise $25,000 for our program.

Plan to enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by SOS Meals on Wheels cooks, place your bid at the silent auction, and take your chances at the “pick your prize” raffle.  11:30AM-2:00PM at the Eden United Church of Christ in Hayward.

9th 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 all guests. 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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MARCH FOR MEALS 2017

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March for Meals is Meals on Wheels of America’s annual national event to raise awareness about senior hunger and isolation. SOS/Meals on Wheels is celebrating March for Meals in several ways! On Friday, March 24th, local elected officials and VIPs will join SOS/Meals on Wheels to help deliver meals to seniors in their area. Throughout the month of March, volunteer teams will compete in our kitchen to see which team can pack 1,200 meals the fastest!

Please contact Mary Gregory, mary@sosmealsonwheels.org or (510) 582-1200 if you would like to participate.

March for Meals 2017

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March for Meals is Meals on Wheels of America’s annual national event to raise awareness about senior hunger and isolation. SOS/Meals on Wheels is celebrating March for Meals in several ways! On Friday, March 24th, local elected officials and VIPs will join SOS/Meals on Wheels to help deliver meals to seniors in their area. Throughout the month of March, volunteer teams will compete in our kitchen to see which team can pack 1,200 meals the fastest!

Please contact Mary Gregory, mary@sosmealsonwheels.org or (510) 582-1200 if you would like to participate.

Dine ‘n Donate 2016

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We had so much fun at last year’s “Dine Out” that we decided to do it again! On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 enjoy an evening out and help SOS/Meals on Wheels! No grocery shopping, cooking or dishes for you. SOS will receive up to 20% of the net proceeds from each participating restaurant.

Zachary’s Pizza, Rockridge location (510) 655-6385
5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Pasta Pomodoro, Rockridge location (510) 923-0900
5500 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Puerto Bello, San Leandro, (510) 969-7085
14680 Washington Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578

All restaurants require patrons to bring the flyer with them for dine in or take out.

 

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2015 Wheels for Meals Bike Ride Cancelled

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2015 WHEELS FOR MEALS RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE DANGER

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VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: 


For the past 6 years, we’ve been quite fortunate to have passionate and generous cyclists from the Greater Bay Area participate in our annual Wheels for Meals Ride.  You’ve raised critical funds to support the delivery of meals and wellness checks for homebound seniors throughout Alameda County.  2015 is no exception!

 

2015 WHEELS FOR MEALS RIDE CANCELLATION

After much deliberation, our Board of Directors, in consultation with our Ride Chair, Peter Holst, and our Safety and Communications Expert, Chris Quirk, has decided to cancel this year’s Ride in the interest of protecting your safety.  We hope you understand that this feels like the right thing to do.  On July 31, Gov. Brown summed things up perfectly when he declared a state of emergency and said, “California’s severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox.”  Compared to last year, three times the number of acres have already burned statewide.  So, we’ve been carefully monitoring our courses, the park and the nearby area.  Then last Wednesday, more than 2,500 acres burned in the Livermore Valley, including parts of our course.

 

The decision wasn’t easy, especially given that we have seniors who are depending on us to raise money.  It’s quite possible though that there might be additional burn before the Ride, but even if that doesn’t happen, the routes and the park already look quite dismal.  Returning for the post-ride celebration, you’d arrive to a park with no grass, and only hard, dry dirt to sit on and possibly be greeted by unique and unpleasant odors from the lake while trying to enjoy your BBQ lunch.  Moving forward might risk safety or, at the very least, it’d greatly sacrifice the quality of the event.  We only want you to have a great experience, and we also want to keep you safe.

 

85 SENIORS ARE STILL GOING HUNGRY

We all may be disappointed, but no one will be more affected than our seniors.  As previously mentioned, we still have 85 frail, homebound seniors on our waiting list.  They desperately need us to rally and raise funds because access to nutritious meals can’t wait until next year!  Please continue to reach out to your networks.  People are incredibly generous, but we need your help to let them know about this situation.  Fire shouldn’t stop us from nourishing our homebound senior neighbors.

 

YOU CAN STILL HELP

Although there won’t be a physical ride, the need and cause behind the fundraising still exists.  Your fundraising page will remain active through Saturday, October 17th.  Please encourage others to sign up as Virtual Riders if they’d like to help raise money to provide meals for our waiting seniors.  We’re still offering great incentive prizes!  Please review the revised prize list to see our current offerings.  Prizes may be mailed or picked up after fundraising ends on October 17th (more details to come).

 

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS & REFUNDS

We sincerely hope you’ll consider turning your registration fee into a tax-deductible donation.  Each registration and donation enables us to reduce the size of our waiting list.

 

IMPORTANT:  If you’d like to turn your registration into a tax-deductible donation, no further action is required.  If we don’t hear back from you by Wednesday, September 30th, we’ll send you a donation acknowledgement letter for your tax purposes.  If you’d like a refund, please email your request to wfmr@feedingseniors.org and provide the name in which you registered, the names of other cyclists whose registrations you paid for, and the total amount to be refunded.

 

We’re doing our very best to inform everyone about the cancellation, however, we don’t have full contact information for all of your donors.  Please inform them about the cancellation and let them know that if they require a refund, they should email their request to wfmr@feedingseniors.org before September 30th.

 

Again, please remember that 85 seniors are counting on us!

 

You’ll likely never meet the seniors whose lives you’re changing with your hard work and generosity, but on their behalf, we sincerely thank you!  We appreciate your support and understanding.  Let’s all hope that El Nino gives us the rain we need so that things will be better next year!

United in the fight against senior hunger,


Alameda County Meals on Wheels Board of Directors and the Wheels for Meals Ride Staff



Alameda County Meals on Wheels
80 Swan Way, Ste. 120, Oakland, CA  94621
Mailing:  PO Box 14002, Oakland, CA 94614
Direct:  510-777-9560  
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