SOS Meals on Wheels

Our mission is to promote nutritional health, and foster the independence and dignity of homebound seniors in Central Alameda County and the City of Oakland.

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About SOS Meals on Wheels

SOS Meals on Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that addresses the issue of senior isolation and hunger locally. Initially called Service Opportunities for Seniors, SOS was founded by a compassionate community activist named Emma Vargas in 1966 as an extension of an outreach program to seniors in an old church facility in Hayward. The program expanded steadily over the years, adopted the Meals on Wheels moniker and model, and in 2013 SOS Meals on Wheels designed and completed a new commercial kitchen in San Leandro, dramatically increasing our ability to meet the needs of seniors in the community. SOS Meals on Wheels currently delivers 1,600 meals daily.

Our primary function is to deliver nutritious, balanced meals, and friendly safety checks to homebound seniors. We fight every day to keep seniors in their homes, healthy and happy, for as long as safely possible.

We are part of a network of 5,000+ independently run local meals on wheels programs across the United States.

SOS Meals on Wheels reviews

R L.

I've been volunteering in the kitchen for a few months, once a week. This organization is great! I always enjoy the smiling faces of the other workers and volunteers at Meals on Wheels in San Leandro! Mary, the volunteer coordinator, and all the people I have met are so friendly that it's a pleasure to see them. The atmosphere in the kitchen/prep area is upbeat and fast-paced as we assemble meals for local seniors. I am happy to notice that the meals are well balanced and appetizing. If you have been looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity, or have been considering applying for their service, I whole-heartedly recommend Meals on Wheels in San Leandro.

S N.

Community service where you can volunteer, work & be a part of your community. Help bring a nutritious meal to folks who need a little assistance in caring for themselves.

Maria B.

If you're looking for somewhere to volunteer and give back to your community, look no further! I have helped out as a delivery driver for SOS Meals on Wheels San Leandro for a few months now. Every time I come to help I'm greeted with a smile by some of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Everything is extremely organized, albeit a bit outdated. I've never had an issue and do not foresee anything happening anytime soon. I love how flexible they can be with busy schedules, and how understanding they are when you are unable to offer your help. This is good people and a good experience. If you need volunteer hours or just want to help your community, I highly recommend putting this in your rotation.

Kevin Leon

Everyone is nice and eager to help. It was both fun and an honor to volunteer and help pack food for those who can't prepare their own, due to age

John F

Volunteering at Meals on Wheels is one of the most fulfilling things I've done. Some of the stories and circumstances of the people we're helping are heartbreaking, but amazingly most stay positive. If you have a few free hours a week, definitely consider helping out. It will probably change you.

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2235 Polvorosa Ave #260
San Leandro, CA 94577

SOS Meals on Wheels