Saludos from San Antonio!

We are thrilled to invite you to our 2022 Meals on Wheels Texas Conference and Expo. Over the last few years, we know you have worked hard to ensure that the people we serve continue to receive much-needed care and support. We appreciate everything you make possible in your communities and are looking forward to celebrating your efforts and accomplishments. We are delighted to welcome you back to San Antonio from May 9 - May 11 for our 2022 Meals on Wheels Texas Conference and Expo!

Conference Details

This year, our conference will be held at the beautiful Hotel Contessa, located right on the San Antonio River Walk banks. Sessions and presentations will feature our colleagues from around our state and nation who are subject-matter experts in topics you'll want to hear about. From fundraising and professional experience-building to the up-to-date on all things nutrition and programs, there will be something for everyone! Our expo will also feature vendors and sponsors who are eager to meet you on all the new items and services they have to offer... Not to mention the delicious and local cuisine that you'll get to eat while you're here!

Please look over the rates and register yourself and your colleagues, book your rooms, and we'll see you all in San Antonio!


The safety and well-being of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and team is our priority. Meals on Wheels Texas is actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 and is following the guidance of the CDC plus local San Antonio and Texas health departments regarding large gatherings and preventing the spread of COVID-19. To lower risk to participants, we strongly suggest that all persons who wish to attend the MOWT Annual Conference be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, two weeks prior to the event all attendees will receive updated Covid safety information. Any guidelines will be based on current conditions and may be dictated by the hotel, State, or local rules. 

As a reminder, anyone feeling sick, displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should refrain from traveling and attending the conference.


Book Your Stay at the Hotel Contessa


An intimate, all-suite retreat set directly on San Antonio’s beloved Riverwalk,
Hotel Contessa delights arriving guests with stylish suites that take
their design cues from San Antonio’s rich history and vibrant culture.
SINGLE: $219
DOUBLE: $239

Call (210) 229-9222 and mention the Meals on Wheels Texas Conference or book your room by clicking this link to receive the conference rate. 

Information from Visit San Antonio

Click here to view the Visit San Antonio Guide.

Click here for the “Show Us Your Badge” program! Show your badge to receive discounts and complimentary offerings.

So far, we have the following terrific speakers and workshops confirmed:

5 Amazing Truths That Will Help You Raise a Lot More Funds    

Jeff Brooks, Jeff Brooks Fundraising

What’s for Lunch? Providing Appealing Meals That Meet Requirements             

Linda Netterville

Volunteer Retention And Engagement Through Relationship Building   

Sarah Drew-Watson, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Thank You for Being a Friend:  Stewarding Your Volunteers, Donors, Clients, and Community Partners


Embracing Integrated Marketing Communication To Increase Your Impact             

Melissa Vela-Williamson, MVW 360

Forrest Myane, Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Ariana Barbour, Meals on Wheels San Antonio

The Importance of Establishing an Endowment and Incorporating Planned Giving into your Fundraising Strategy

Susie Akers, Meals on Wheels of Amarillo

Fundraising in Rural Areas

Dason Tucker, Meals for the Elderly

Amanda Culley, The Kitchen, Meals on Wheels Wichita Falls

Elder Abuse and Adult Protective Services Workshop   

Lisa Senteno, Adult Protective Services

One Size Does Not Fit All: Creating Connection Resources to Support Older Texas

Claire Irwin, Texas Health and Human Services

Chelsea Couch, Texas Health and Human Services

Applying for TDA's HDM Grant               

Mindy Weth Fryer, Texas Department of Agriculture

Feeding Our Furry Friends


Leadership Workforce Motivation + Engagement           

Melissa Wacasey, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Master Class: Adult Activity Centers      

Marcus Rockwell, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

A Return To Social Graces          

Mindy Wendele

Congregate Dining After COVID


Congregate Meal Program Lessons for the Future: A Texas Initiative

Yolanda Perez, City of San Antonio Department of Human Services

Nandita Chaudhuri, Texas A&M University

Linda Netterville

The Texas Legislature:  Successes of 2021 and what to expect in 2023

Denise Rose, Jackson Walker, LLP

Kate Goodrich, Jackson Walker, LLP

Lisa Anderson, Offices of Lisa K. Anderson

No Salt, Please! A Conversation About Menu Choice and All Things Nutrition


Thank You to this Year's Conference Sponsors


Title Sponsor: 

TRIO Community Meals


Gold Sponsor:

Careers — Labatt Food Service

Labatt Food Service


Conference App and Technology Sponsor

Lautman Maska Neill & Company


Silver Sponsors

Delivery Concepts Central/Hotshot Delivery

Metz Culinary Management

United Healthcare Community Plan


Conference Bag Sponsor

Accessible Solutions


Bronze Sponsors

Amerigroup Texas

US Foods/Premier Inc.

Join us for our first in-person conference in THREE years!