Portland, May 9th, 2013. Supporters enjoyed a benefit lunch and in just one hour learned how Meals on Wheels People is making a difference in the lives of 17,000 seniors in the Portland metro area each year. The event at the Oregon Convention Center raised $325,000. Ed LaRosa is pictured with Eve Rosenfeld and her husband, Compassion for Seniors Award recipient Alan Rosenfeld ,and family members Sally Rosenfeld. (photo credit, Tom Cook)
From Meals on Wheels People
No senior will go hungry or experience social isolation.
The mission of the Meals on Wheels People is to enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources accessible. To the extent possible we will also serve disabled and institutionalized individuals and other nutritionally at-risk populations.
We accomplish this through an organization that is community-based, emphasizes volunteer involvement, and is financially sound.
Integrity – We work in a trustworthy and ethical manner demonstrating honesty and fairness.
Respect – We value the self worth and dignity of individuals and honor their choices.
Inclusion – We are strengthened by diversity of ages, cultures, abilities and ideas.
Creativity – We are innovative and willing to take risks.
Compassion – We treat each individual with care as a member of the Meals on Wheels People family.
Commitment – We demonstrate quality performance and dedication to our mission.