Meals on Wheels People Cancels Meal Delivery Jan. 16-18 Due to Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather, Meals on Wheels People will cease meal delivery and congregate lunches Jan. 16-18.
(Jan. 18, 2024 – Portland, OR.) Due to inclement weather, Meals on Wheels People has canceled meal deliveries and congregate lunches in Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties on Tuesday, Jan. 16; Wednesday, Jan. 17; and Thursday, Jan. 18.
Staff and volunteers will make calls to all meal recipients scheduled for delivery and instruct them to use shelf-stable meals delivered earlier until we can resume service. Meals on Wheels People weekly delivers supplemental grocery items to homebound seniors to supplement their nutritional needs and support these kinds of urgent conditions.
“We want to ensure the safety of both our clients and our volunteers,” says Meals on Wheels People’s CEO, Suzanne Washington. “All of our meal recipients have been receiving additional food, in addition to their already individually stocked or purchased food items, 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.”
We encourage everyone to check on their neighbors and contact Meals on Wheels People if you have an older neighbor in need.
About Meals on Wheels People:
Meals on Wheels People have been changing lives, one meal and human connection at a time, since 1970. We provide meals and more to thousands of older adults and families in the greater Portland metro and Vancouver areas. Our services not only alleviate hunger and social isolation but allows older adults to live independently with dignity in their own homes. For more information, visit mowp.org.
Media Contact: Kelsey Allen