Washington County Fairgrounds, October 17th. Jackie Hampton and Tina Bodaghi of Western Family Foods and Laurie Reser of Reser’s Fine Foods were among the Meals on Wheels supporters who raised more than $37,000 in just one hour to provide hot meals to seniors in the Washington County area. It was the organization’s first annual Harvest Breakfast presented by Key Bank. (Photo credit, Julie Piper Finley)

Jason McCleskey, Vice President and Washington County Retail Leader for Key Bank

Jason McCleskey, Vice President and Washington County Retail Leader for Key Bank

The capacity crowd of business leaders and volunteers gathered in the Cloverleaf Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds to hear volunteers Laurie Reser, Reser’s Fine Foods, and Tina Bodaghi and Jackie Hampton, Western Family Foods, share their experiences of delivering Meals on Wheels to local seniors. All three are long-time volunteers for the organization.  The event received a broad base of support from the business community within Washington County and generated both much-needed funds as well as new volunteers.

Laurie Reser of Reser's Fine Foods

Laurie Reser of Reser’s Fine Foods

Key Bank was the event presenting sponsor. Other sponsors included: Frontier Communications, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Liberty Northwest Insurance, Avamere, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships and Western Family Foods.

About Meals on Wheels People: Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 35 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of nearly 10,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.