Due to poor air quality that has hovered over the Portland Metropolitan area, and to limit smoke exposure for both volunteers and participants, Meals on Wheels People will suspend meal delivery on Monday and Tuesday, Sept 14 and 15, 2020. Staff will make wellness calls to all homebound participants and instruct them to eat one of the meals delivered last week. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Meals on Wheels People has been delivering supplemental food to each homebound senior.
“We want to ensure the safety of both our clients and our volunteers,” said Meals on Wheels People Executive Director Suzanne Washington. “All of our meal recipients have been receiving supplemental food since the beginning of the pandemic in case of an event such as this. We will call all of them to ensure that they are safe and remind them to eat one of the meals we provided.”
About Meals on Wheels People: Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. We provide a nutritional and social lifeline for older adults through 30 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound elderly. With the help of more than 5,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,700 meals daily and 1.3 million meals each year. Visit: mealsonwheelspeople.org.