Our History

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa was founded in 1990 with the goal to 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. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is a coalition of all the public agencies, non-profit organizations, and senior citizen advisory groups involved in providing Meals on Wheels services to frail homebound elders in Contra Costa County. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa is the only agency in our county raising funds to provide the meals delivered to homebound elders served by the countywide Meals on Wheels Program.

How We Help

Senior citizens aged 80 and older, are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. 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. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa must find the community resources to meet this rapidly growing need.

Thanks to generous contributions we receive from individuals like you, as well as gifts from charitable organizations, we are able to subsidize over 415,000 nutritious meals annually; delivered to frail, nutritionally at-risk homebound elders in their residences in Contra Costa County.


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


Lorna Van Ackeren, Vice President

County Advisory Council on Aging


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

Member at Large


Jacquelynne C. Livings

Operations Manager


Gail Garrett, Director

Senior Nutrition Program Advisory Council


Richard C. San Vicente

Member at Large


Martin S, Johnson

Member at Large


For more information about the MOWCC board, please contact Jacquelynne Livings at jacquelynne.livings@cchealth.org