Volunteer or Contribute to Donate Dinner
This November you can help Portland based Meals on Wheels support local homebound seniors as a volunteer or by your contribution to Donate Dinner.
Be a Volunteer
Volunteers are needed at local grocery stores leading up to Thanksgiving (Sat, November 17, 2018 — Wed, November 21, 2018). Your role is to greet customers and hand them a card that explains how they can “donate dinner” when they check out. Each volunteer shift is only two hours and available from 11 am to 7 pm. Shifts are available at all New Seasons Market locations as well as Green Zebra, Market of Choice, Lamb’s Thiftway, Jim’s Thiftway, Bales Thiftway, and Chuck’s Produce in Clark County. Overall, there are 30 store locations hosting volunteers for Donate Dinner. Learn more about volunteering…
Make a Contribution
When you visit any Portland-area Jamba Juice between November 5 through 11, you can Donate Dinner to a homebound senior when you purchase your beverage. Employees from Jamba Juice have volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. They not only deliver meals, they regularly participate in special events and send teams of volunteers to work in the Meals on Wheels Central Kitchen.
Keep in mind you can also make a contribution when you see the volunteers at your local grocery store, or donate anytime online. Click to donate…
About Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels People was founded in 1969 by three caring women who saw a need in the community that was not being met. They gathered in the basement of the Lincoln Street Methodist Church in February 1970 to serve a hot lunch to about a dozen seniors and then delivered 14 Meals on Wheels on paper plates wrapped in newspaper.
Today Meals on Wheels produces 5,000 hot, nutritious meals five days each week in a 14,000-square-foot commercial kitchen located in the heart of Multnomah Village in southwest Portland. Meals are then delivered to dozens of dining centers throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties where they are served at noon to older adults in center dining rooms or sent out as Meals on Wheels to frail, homebound elderly. Find out more about the Meals On Wheels People…