Meals on Wheels People
We enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations. Our values: Integrity: We work in a trustworthy, compassionate and ethical manner. Respect: We value the self-worth of our staff, volunteers and populations we serve. Inclusion: We are strengthened by diversity. Creativity: We are innovative and willing to try new approaches. Commitment: We demonstrate quality performance and dedication. Teamwork: Together we accomplish more.
Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970 through dozens of meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of 5,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,700 meals daily and 1.3 million meals each year. The cost of each meal is $7.39 and diners are asked to contribute what they can afford, but no one is turned away. Meal service typically begins within 48 hours after the office is notified. Meals will not be left outside or unrefrigerated. Clients must be at home to receive meals. Meals on Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.