Join the 2021 Milwaukie Center March for Meals by donating to Meals on Wheels

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The Milwaukie Center’s Nutrition Program, operated by the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District, has provided Meals on Wheels to community members in north Clackamas County for the last 40 years. Nutritious meals are made fresh daily and delivered directly to homes by more than 100 dedicated volunteers – rain or shine.

The program serves 250 meals each day to our most vulnerable community members. That’s over 65,000 freshly prepared meals each year that get delivered in an effort to make sure no senior goes hungry in North Clackamas. 

Since the start of the pandemic, which resulted in many older adults and vulnerable residents needing to shelter in place, the program saw a 39 percent increase in requested meals. The dedicated staff and volunteer drivers never missed a delivery by increasing capacity and introducing a variety of safety precautions.

However, the cost of each meal is over $6 and federal reimbursement covers less than $3. That means that approximately $3 per meal must be raised through donations. Milwaukie Center’s goal is to never turn anyone away who is eligible, and this annual drive is a crucial fundraising tool to help ensure the program’s success.

There are a variety of ways to make tax-free donations:

  • Donate online
  • Write a check to Milwaukie Center Nutrition Program, and mail it to:
    5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
    Milwaukie, OR 97222 
  • Make a donation at a sponsor location:
    • Happy Valley Ace Hardware
      14718 S.E. Sunnyside Rd.
      Happy Valley, OR 97015
    • New Seasons Market, Happy Valley
      15861 S.E. Happy Valley Town Center Dr.
      Happy Valley, OR 97086
    • Olson Bros. Point S.
      14115 SE McLoughlin Blvd
      Milwaukie, OR 97267
    • Cutting Edge Credit Union, Milwaukie Branch
      4620 S.E. International Way
      Milwaukie, OR 97222
    • Milwaukie Liquor Store
      10804 S.E. Oak St.
      Milwaukie, OR 97222

Double your impact! Bob’s Red Mill is generously matching donations up to $10,000 through the end of April!  

To find out if you or someone you know may qualify to receive Meals on Wheels, call the Nutrition Program at 503-654-3030. For more information, visit NCPRD's website

The Milwaukie Center opened in January 1980 as a resource to community members seeking stability, support, friendship and laughter. The Center offers a wide array of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the community. Based on a wide variety of recreational and social opportunities, services and resources, the Center is also a staple for older adults and their families in North Clackamas County with programs, events and services weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Contact
Department Staff
Melina DeFrancesco
NCPRD
503-742-4347
Ellen Rogalin
Public & Government Affairs
971-276-2487