Our Purpose

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.


Our Challenge

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.


Who We Help

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.


How We Help

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.


Our History

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.

Our Organization

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

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Board of Directors

Robert M. Sessler, Co-founder, President/Board Chair

Adult & Aging Services Bureau Director, Retired
1840 Key Blvd, El Cerrito, CA 94530


Lorna Van Ackeren, Vice President

Representing: County Advisory Council on Aging
C/O: Hillendale Home Care
1777 N California Blvd. #210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


A. Paul Kraintz, Co-founder, Secretary/Treasurer

Member at Large
254 Riverwood Circle, Martinez, CA 94553


Jacquelynne C. Livings

Representing: Contra Costa Co. Senior Nutrition Program
Contra Costa Co. Health Services – Public Health
597 Center Ave, Suite 125, Martinez, CA 94553


Gail Garrett, Director

Representing: Senior Nutrition Program Advisory Council
P.O. Box 3474, Moraga, CA 94575


Richard C. San Vicente

Member at Large
1083 Lehigh Valley Circle, Danville, CA 94526


Martin S, Johnson

Member at Large
3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 400
San Ramon CA 94583