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
Retired County Aging and Adult Services Director
1840 Key Bld, El Cerrito CA
(510) 435-2869


Jim Flores
Representing: Shell Oil Refining Company
PO Box 711, Martinez CA 94553
(925) 313-3289


A. Paul Kraintz, Co-founder, Secretary/Treasurer
Retired, County Senior Nutrition Program


Gail Garrett, Director
Representing: Senior Nutrition Program Advisory Council
PO Box 3474, Moraga CA 94575
(510) 282-4429


Lorna Van Ackeren
Representing: County Advisory Council on Aging
C/O: Hillendale Home Care
1777 N California Blvd #210, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 367-9002


Laura Cepoi, Vice President
Representing: County Office on Aging
300 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill CA 94523
(925) 602-4170


Richard C. San Vicente
Member at Large
645 Glasgow Circle, Danville CA 94526
(925) 848-6575