Alameda Meals on Wheels, unlike other Meals on Wheels programs, doesn’t count on the county for funding. Every penny comes from fund-raising and for 36 years MoW has been delivering warm meals to anyone who is housebound. Unlike other Meals on Wheels programs, Alamedans who apply for the service need not be senior citizens.
Anyone looking for a good time in July will go to the MoW annual fund-raiser at Roseblum Cellars (next to the ferry terminal on Main Street) to nibble food from Alameda restaurants and taste test the wine from 15 wineries. Prizes will be set up for a silent auction and raffle tickets will win you prizes. This shindig is very popular, with hundreds of people coming each year.
Pencil it into your schedule: July 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
And to find out more about Alameda Meals on Wheels, and the partner program, Friendly Visitors, go to http://www.alamedamealsonwheels.org/about_amow.html. You may find yourself interested in one of the volunteer opportunities, or, if you’re housebound, you may find a way to get a warm meal. The cost for meals is on a sliding scale.