Our Milestones

1977 Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church establish Christian Senior Services as an independent nonprofit to provide meals to the elderly and an adult day care program. It began with 8 meals each day and 5 senior clients in the day care program, named “Grace Place.”

1980 Meals on Wheels begins home deliveries through partnerships with four local churches and 40 volunteers; 3,664 meals are delivered during the year.

1994 The Senior Companion program is added to help isolated and disabled older adults maintain their independence with companionship provided by other seniors.

1996 Preparing 1,200 meals daily, Meals on Wheels is constrained by the kitchen at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The CSS board decides to purchase a former Wyatt’s cafeteria at Loop 410 and Babcock which becomes the agency headquarters. An area of the building is remodeled to create a second Grace Place Alzheimer’s Center.

2000 Meals on Wheels, up to 1,600 meals daily, requires a building expansion of 5,000 sq. ft. to accommodate a driver loading area, office space for caseworkers and supervisors, and a library/meeting room.

2007 Christian Senior Services celebrates its 30th anniversary! Over 4,000 seniors are recipients of the services provided, including over 600,000 meals.

2009 Christian Senior Services opens its third center in a remodeled Ryan’s Steakhouse located in Northeast San Antonio. The center becomes home to the Senior Companion Program and Grace Place – Northeast.

2010 With the support of the community, Meals on Wheels now delivers over 850,000 meals to frail and homebound seniors living in Bexar County.

2013 Christian Senior Services named “Nonprofit Organization – Volunteer Program” at the United Way Volunteer of the Year Awards.

2014  Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers over 3,700 meals daily, Monday-Friday. with the help of thousands of volunteers across Bexar County. Started AniMeals monthly pet food delivery program to provide meals for our seniors’ best friends.

2015  Grace Place Northeast expands capacity to serve up to 75 individuals each weekday thanks to a grant from Impact San Antonio.

2016 You make it possible for us to deliver over 1 million meals to the community and longtime CEO Sharon Baughman retires, welcome to Vinsen Faris as new CEO.

2018 Officially changed our name to Meals on Wheels San Antonio and honor our 40-year legacy in the community. Expanded delivery to Frio and Atascosa Counties.

2019 Friendly Visitor Volunteer program's one-year anniversary! This program is making a wonderful difference in the lives of our clients, like Ms. Sandra. 

2020 Continued serving through COVID-19 pandemic and started an additional 1,700 older and disabled neighbors on meal delivery service. 

2021 Announced our Time to Deliver Capital Campaign and celebrated the future home of Meals on Wheels San Antonio to be located off Nacogdoches, outside 410. The construction of this facility that will allow for the production of up to 10,000 meals a day as the need for home-delivered meals grows in our community!

2022 Move into the Meals on Wheels San Antonio Campus of Grace! See the Ribbon Cutting here

2023 Continued our long-standing Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery event and cooked the Thanksgiving meal in the H-E-B Kitchen for the first time!

2024 Officially reopened Grace Place Alzheimer's Center in the Ed & Bobbie Masoro Amheimer's Center at the Meals on Wheels Campus of Grace