Yes! I want to be a part of caring for our communities vulnerable seniors by helping to ensure they receive a daily hot meal and wellness check in. SOS Meals on Wheels receives federal funding under the Older Americans Act to help underwrite the cost of preparing and delivering meals but this is less than half of the actual cost of a meal. Seniors are asked to donate if possible toward the cost of the service, however, no senior is denied service based on the inability to donate. Our generous donors help us close the gap between our government funding and the actual cost of serving seniors.
You can support homebound seniors in the following ways:
$63 provides one week of meals for a senior
$180 provides one month of meals for a senior
$1080 provides 6 months of meals for a senior
$2160 provides a full year of meals for a senior
100% of your gift will go directly toward the cost of cooking and delivering meals to seniors.
We welcome gifts in memory of or honor of an individual by providing us with the name and address of the person or persons to notify. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
*Please Note: The cost of meals was increased from $8 to $9 per meal. The increase in the cost per meal reflects a 12.5% increase in the cost of producing and delivering 1,200 daily meals.
Our tax ID number is 94-1725204
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SOS Meals on Wheels Legacy Society
Leave a Legacy of Caring
Including SOS Meals on Wheels in your legacy plans enables us to continue caring for vulnerable seniors by improving their health and decreasing loneliness and isolation. Legacy giving also allows you to plan your estate and charitable giving in ways that benefit your family.
Examples of this type of planned giving include:
• Providing for SOS Meals on Wheels through a will or trust;
• Through your retirement plans, insurance policies, and bank/investment accounts; and
• Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts
• By leaving a legacy to SOS Meals on Wheels, you become a member of the SOS Meals on Wheels Legacy Society. We honor your gift by listing you or a loved one in our annual report. If you prefer, you may make your gift anonymously.
If you have already left SOS Meals on Wheels in your will or trust, please contact Mary Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-582-1263, so we may formally recognize you as a member of the SOS Meals on Wheels Legacy Society.
Please consider this page an informational resource to help you in meeting your philanthropic goals. The information provided here are examples only and should not be considered investment, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. SOS Meals on Wheels recommends that each person considering a planned gift consult with her or his own legal and/or financial adviser.