We bridge the widening gap between an ever increasing number of frail homebound elders in need of Meals on Wheels in our county, and insufficient government funding for these critical services.
Senior citizens aged 80 and older, are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. Many are homebound and unable to obtain nutritious daily meals to maintain their health and remain independent in the comfort and security of their own homes. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa must find the community resources to meet this rapidly growing need.
The average Meals on Wheels participant in Contra Costa County is 80 years old, lives alone or with a co-dependent spouse, and has one or more chronic health conditions that prevents them from preparing or shopping for nutritious daily meals. Most live below the Bay Area basic low income standards and many must choose among paying for food, medicines, rent or utilities with their meager resources.
Thanks to generous contributions we receive from individuals like you, and charitable organizations, we subsidize over 415,000 nutritious meals annually, delivered to frail, nutritionally at-risk homebound elders in their residences in Contra Costa County.
Founded in 1990, Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is a coalition of all the public and non-profit agencies, and senior citizen advisory groups involved in providing Meals on Wheels services to frail homebound elders in our county. We are the only agency in our county raising funds to provide the meals delivered to homebound elders served by the countywide Meals on Wheels Program.
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is a California Nonprofit Corporation recognized as a charitable organization under Section 501c(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Fed Tax ID 68·0231350