Meals on Wheels People Battle Ground Center will relocate its production from the Battle Ground Community Center to a space near Padden Commercial Center.
“For the health and safety of our diners and volunteers, we closed all of our dining centers throughout the Portland-Vancouver area in mid-March,” said Meals on Wheels CEO Suzanne Washington. “Because we work with a population that is especially susceptible to the effects of COVID-19, we do not plan to reopen our dining rooms until we can ensure it is safe to do so.”
When dining centers closed, registration for home delivery service skyrocketed. And homebound seniors now receive meals just one day each week to limit exposure for both seniors and volunteers. To maintain efficiencies, Meals on Wheels packaging and production for Clark County will move to its new location in late August. “The new space will allow us to store far more product than we have room for at any of our current locations in Clark County,” said Suzanne. “And we can reduce the number of times during the week our truck needs to deliver product.”
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.