Meals on Wheels People

Enriching the Lives of Seniors


Stride for Seniors

The Olseth Family Foundation supports Meals on Wheels People, whose mission is “To enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support.” 


On April 22, 2018, Meals on Wheels People held their first annual fundraising walk, the Stride for Seniors. The walk took place at the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. Olseth Family Foundation Director Karen Solomon joined several thousand participants to raise nearly $320,000, which will be distributed to programs such as:


Meals4Kids: This program offers home delivery of culturally- appropriate nutritious dinners to families in need who live in the City of Portland, Oregon.


Dining Centers: Nutritious lunches are served Monday through Friday at dozens of meal sites.  Anyone over the age of 60, regardless of income is invited to dine, paying what one can afford.  Each lunch supplies one-third to one-half of an older adult’s daily nutritional requirements.  Included are salad, entrée, starch, vegetable, bread, dessert and beverage.  Diabetic, low sodium, low cholesterol and ethnic meals are also available.


Home Delivery Services: Nutritious lunches are delivered daily to home- bound seniors throughout Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington.


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