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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

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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  
Twitter:  @ACMOW   Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ACMealsOnWheels

THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR CHAN, FOR SUPPORTING HOMEBOUND SENIORS IN NEED!

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THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR CHAN, FOR SUPPORTING HOMEBOUND SENIORS IN NEED!


Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
has donated $100,000 to help Meals on Wheels continue providing hot, nutritious meals and a daily wellness check to homebound seniors in the City of Oakland and central Alameda County. Supervisor Chan’s generous contribution will help us feed some of our community’s most vulnerable seniors, but we still need your help!

Please make a financial contribution today in support of Meals on Wheels. Donations of any size are welcome and will be used to feed a senior in need. Just $40 can feed a senior for a week!

The demand for home-delivered meals continues to grow as the population ages, but the funding provided for our services has never been enough to meet the need. At the same time, wages, the price of food, and delivery costs have all increased. We need your help to continue caring for our seniors!

Your contribution will put nourishing food on the tables of seniors in need and help them continue living independent, healthy, and happy lives. Please click on the “Donate” button and make your tax-deductible contribution today!

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Pictures from the 2015 Spring Luncheon

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We just posted a bunch of new pictures in the gallery from the Spring Luncheon. Thank you to all our generous donors!

If you’re feeling a little lazy, below are the pictures found in the gallery.

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Pictures from the Cherry Festival

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the San Leandro Cherry Festival this year!

 

7th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon

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2015 Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon.

Please join us for our annual luncheon to help raise much needed funds for our program. Entrance tickets are only $25 each and include a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our own Meals on Wheels cooks.

There will be fabulous items to bid on for our silent auction and fun raffle prizes too!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at Eden United Church  of Christ in Hayward, CA 11:30am-2:00pm. RSVP to Misty (510) 582-1263 or misty@sosmealsonwheels.org.

If you are unable to attend this year, you can still help out by donating online using the form below.

Spring Luncheon 2015

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East Bay Gives 2015

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SOS/Meals on Wheels is registered with the East Bay Community Foundation’s “East Bay Gives 2015” campaign. The East Bay Community Foundation is sponsoring East Bay as part of the “Give Local America” national day of giving. The event helps non-profits like SOS/Meals on Wheels gain new exposure by the power of social media. Check out the East Bay Gives site at www.ebcf.org.

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2015 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 only $25 each and include a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our own Meals on Wheels cooks.

There will be fabulous items to bid on for our silent auction and fun raffle prizes too!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at Eden United Church  of Christ in Hayward, CA 11:30am-2:00pm. RSVP to Misty (510) 582-1263 or misty@sosmealsonwheels.org.

If you are unable to attend this year, you can still help out by donating online using the form below.

Spring Luncheon 2015

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Dedicate this Donation

Honoree Details

Notification Details

Personal Info

Donation Total: $25

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.