Meals on Wheels People

The mission of Meals on Wheels People is to enrich the lives of seniors and help them maintain their independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources easily accessible. To the extent possible we will also serve disabled, institutionalized and nutritionally at-risk populations. We accomplish this through an organization that is community based, emphasizes volunteer involvement and is financially sound. Our vision is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation.

Meals on Wheels People
7710 SW 31st Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
United States
(503) 736-6325
http://www.mealsonwheelspeople.org/

Executive Director

Joan Smith

Management Team

Joan Smith, Tom Maier, Brent Horn, Jessica Morris, Linda Reynolds, Dev Dion, Julie Piper Finley

Board of Directors

Pat Brown, Steve Gaspar, Ric Larsen, Janet Bean, Todd Coffman, Kay Abromowitz, Steve Hauke, Tim Kalberg, David Drinkward, Ashley Osten, Marcus Lampros, Janeen McAninch, Tawnie Nelson, Ernie Staley, Bert Lybrand, Rhoni Wiswall, Connie Jones, Cathy Cheng-York, Mary Ellen Seger, Kevin Coel, Aneshka Colas-Dickson, Lori Frank, Ray VanWetten, Joe Sandahl, Joan Smith, Tom Maier, Brent Horn, Jessica Morris, Linda Reynolds, Dev Dion, Julie Piper Finley

Project Leaders

Liz Clark

Mission

The mission of Meals on Wheels People is to enrich the lives of seniors and help them maintain their independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources easily accessible. To the extent possible we will also serve disabled, institutionalized and nutritionally at-risk populations. We accomplish this through an organization that is community based, emphasizes volunteer involvement and is financially sound. Our vision is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation.

Programs

Meals-on-Wheels People provides 5,000 meals to hungry seniors each weekday - 2,000 meals are served on-site at one of our 35 neighborhood meal centers throughout the Portland metro area and 3,000 meals are delivered to homebound seniors by caring volunteers. More than 500 people volunteer each day to help realize our vision that "no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation". The Meals-On-Wheels Program provides homebound seniors with daily visits from caring volunteers, often the only contact these elders have with the outside world. Meals are served to anyone age 60 and older in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties.We also provide weekend and holiday meals to seniors who have no other access to food and are at high risk of malnutrition.

Statistics on Meals on Wheels People

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $8,544,183
  • Annual Budget for 2009: $9,785,629
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $9,785,629
  • Other funding sources: Government funds -- 35% Community support -- 52% Non-government contracts -- 4% Senior Contributions -- 8% Investments -- -1%
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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