Meals on Wheels at the Milwaukie Center
The Milwaukie Center’s Nutrition Program, operated by NCPRD, has provided Meals on Wheels to community members in north Clackamas County for the last 40 years. Over 60,000 meals are served each year to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. Nutritious meals are made fresh daily and delivered directly to homes by dedicated volunteers – rain or shine. Meals on Wheels isn’t just about nutrition; this program is also about connecting with the most vulnerable members of our community.
Due to COVID-19, the need for Meals On Wheels is greater than ever and the number of recipients has increased by 39 percent. NCPRD’s staff and a team of generous volunteers adapted to the new reality by introducing safe, tightly-regulated operations and increasing meal preparation and delivery from 180 to 250 meals a day. At the same time, fundraising opportunities crucial to the operation of the program have been canceled leaving a significant gap in funding.
The program’s success is dependent on the community’s support. Although federal funding covers a portion of meal costs, more than half must be raised through donations, fundraisers and the generosity of community partners. Every dollar counts in our efforts to keep this program financially viable and contributions of any size are appreciated.
✔ $3.00 helps pay for one meal (per person)
✔ $15.00 helps pays for meals for one week (per person)
Bob’s Red Mill has generously offered to match donations up to $10,000 through the end of April, 2021. Any contribution you make has double the impact! DONATE HERE.
To see if you or someone you know may qualify to receive Meals on Wheels, call the Nutrition Program at 503-794-8035.
Thank you to our community partners and volunteers who make this program possible!