By Liz Clark - Grants & Foundation Relations Manager
Thank you for supporting our work and sharing our vision that "no senior go hungry or experience social isolation."
In the past six months, an average of 1,200 Portland-area seniors have received weekend meals. Typically, these seniors are "aging in place" and depend on Meals on Wheels People to provide them with a daily meal and friendly check-in. When a senior is unable to obtain, store or prepare food, we become a literal lifeline. The seniors receive a healthy meal, and the volunteer who delivers it is often the only person they'll see each weekend day.
"Thank you for the meals, they are tasty and they help me keep up my strength. The volunteers who bring the meals are so friendly, and they bring in my mail and feed my cat for me. I don't know what I would do without you all," said a genteman who lives in a one-room apartment near downtown Portland.
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