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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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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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Zachary's Pizza

Rockridge Pasta Pomodoro

Puerto Bello

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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.

Vintage: “What’s it Worth?”

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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 mary@sosmealsonwheels.org. Payment accepted via credit card, check or cash. All proceeds to support the SOS/Meals on Wheels program.

VINTAGE: “WHAT’S IT WORTH?”

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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 mary@sosmealsonwheels.org. 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.

 

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)

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

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

-Oakland-
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

Rigatoni's

Scott's Seafood

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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)

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

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

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

Bon Appetit!

 

Download Restaurant Flyers

Please click on the flyer you wish to download.

 

Black Bear Diner

Burrito Shop

El Torito

Elephant Bar

Panda Express

Panda Express

Rigatoni's

Scott's Seafood

Download All Flyers .PDF

Download All Flyers .JPG

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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