Donors Raise Glasses, Funds for Meals on Wheels at Tasting

Mike Rosati Adam Chinchiolo (left) of Far West Cider represented one of the Bay Area wineries that supported an effort to raise funds for Alameda Meals on Wheels.


The local nonprofit dedicated to supporting seniors, veterans and other local residents who need meals delivered, Alameda Meals on Wheels (MOW), held its annual wine tasting fundraiser for the 20th straight year July 17. All proceeds from the event go directly to purchasing meals. A live band, restaurants and wineries participated in the event at their own expense to support the nonprofit’s free programs. 

“Alameda is very generous to our programs,” said executive director, Rosemary Reilly. “The wine tasting was especially well attended this year.” 

Reilly added that MOW recently teamed up with Operation Dignity to support veterans in need currently living at Alameda Point. The cost to feed these vets is an estimated $25,000 annually. Residents are welcome to donate any time of the year, and in memory or in honor of someone else, at or by calling 865-6131.