Our nutritionally balanced meals are available for delivery Monday through Friday, mornings (10am-1pm) and afternoons (1pm-4pm). Meals are delivered by volunteer and staff drivers who have undergone thorough background checks and rigorous training.
Individuals may be referred to our program by family, neighbors, friends or clinical or social work professionals. Individuals may also contact us directly. The initial intake screening is done over the phone. A private interview with the eligible senior and/or family is arranged shortly after the initiation of meal service to ascertain the unique needs of the individual. Meals on Wheels relies on contributions from seniors to help fund the program. We suggest a donation of $3.50 per meal. However, clients may give what they can afford and no senior is denied service due to an inability to donate.
To inquire about meal delivery service in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, or San Lorenzo, call Deborah Kuehner at 510-582-1263, ext. 114.
And for meal delivery service in Oakland, call Kathy Gonzales at 510-582-1263, ext. 101.
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels? Individuals who:
are 60 years of age or older,
are unable to shop for food or prepare meals for themselves and,
do not receive help from a reliable caregiver.
Our highest priority is to serve frail seniors who most urgently need our assistance.
Our 3,000 square foot custom designed commercial kitchen opened in 2013. It is set up to produce up to 2,000 meals in a single shift and significantly increased our capacity to meet the needs of our senior communities.
SOS Meals on Wheels proudly serves seniors residing in Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro and San Lorenzo.
Our menu is developed by a Registered Dietician and approved by a Senior Nutritionist from the Area Agency on Aging. The menus are based on mandated nutritional requirements, available financial resources, as well as the food preferences of our meal recipients. All meals are low sodium, low fat and low cholesterol, and always include seasonal fresh produce.
Click HERE to see the current menu.