OnPoint Community Credit Union has made a $100,000 gift to Meals on Wheels People to ensure vulnerable seniors in the Portland metro area have access to meals during the COVID-10 pandemic. The donation is the first corporate gift for Meals on Wheels People’s $2 Million COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Funds will be used to produce additional meals for thousands of homebound elderly.
“COVID-19 is an unprecedented national emergency and we must all come together to protect our seniors and the individuals who need us the most,” said Rob Stuart, OnPoint President and Chief Executive Officer. “OnPoint’s purpose is to build strong communities by supporting financial growth and well-being, one person at a time. We are proud to build our partnership with Meals on Wheels People to help ensure no one has to worry about their next meal throughout this difficult time.”
“Since the declaration of the pandemic, the requests for meals has increased 300 percent,” said Meals on Wheels People CEO Suzanne Washington. “We serve a frail and elderly population, many of whom depend on Meals on Wheels for their only food of the day. Now that Oregon is required to shelter in place, we really do not have the option of not serving them. As the demand for meals has increased dramatically, we so appreciate the generosity of organizations like OnPoint Community Credit Union.”
Meals on Wheels People hopes to raise $2 million to cover the increased costs of food and labor during the pandemic. To make a donation, visit mowp.org/donate.
About Meals on Wheels People: Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. We provide more than a meal to thousands of older adults in the greater Portland metro area. Our service not only alleviates hunger and social isolation, but allows seniors to live independently with dignity in their own homes. Aging in place reduces depression, falls and hospitalization as well as the high cost of institutional care. For more information, visit: mowp.org.
About OnPoint Community Credit Union: OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 395,000 members and with assets of $6.5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932