Meals on Wheels People Serves Older Adults Hot Meals & Companionship
Meals on Wheels People has provided hot meals and friendly visits to homebound seniors in Southeast Portland for more than 45 years. In fact, our very first center opened on SE 35th and Yamhill in February 1970. Today the nonprofit organization serves and delivers 5,000 meals daily across the greater metropolitan area and operates 30 neighborhood dining centers. Our location in the Belmont neighborhood opened in 1994 and serves a multicultural cliental with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and Asian entrées made from scratch daily. Meals are available to anyone age 60 or older, regardless of income.
The Belmont Center relies on more than 150 volunteers annually to help pack, serve and deliver meals. Many of the volunteers are seniors themselves and have found a second “career” as a Meals on Wheels People volunteer. Meals on Wheels People receives more than 70 percent of its annual funding from community donations and relies on corporations, service and faith groups and individuals to provide the funds to serve every senior in need. Unlike the majority of senior nutrition programs in the country, Meals on Wheels People has never had a waiting list for meals.
Interested in getting involved? You can deliver meals on weekdays between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Don’t have time to commit to a weekly route? Organize your office group or service organization and “Adopt-A-Route” to share the fun! The Center also need volunteers to help in the kitchen and dining room area, to greet clients, serve lunch, or dishwashing. Details are available on our website at mealsonwheelspeople.org or phone Robin at the Belmont Center at 503.927-8766. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.