Portland, April 30th, 2015. Supporters and volunteers of Meals on Wheels People donated enough funds in just one hour to provide nearly 70,000 hot meals to seniors in the greater metropolitan area at the organization’s annual Spring Luncheon presented by New Seasons Market. Providence Health & Services received the Compassion for Seniors Award at the 2015 Meals on Wheels People Spring Luncheon. There to accept the honor were Dave Underriner, regional chief executive for Oregon; Pamela Mariea-Nason, Community Health Division; and John Lee, retired Providence CEO and past Meals on Wheels People Board President. The event is Meals on Wheels People’s single largest fundraising event of the year. Combined with a luncheon held in Vancouver in April, the event raised more than $510,000. Gifts of $1,000 or more were matched by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund.

Keynote speakers Marilyn and Terry Lindsey who have delivered meals in Gresham for more than decade.

Keynote speakers Marilyn and Terry Lindsey who have delivered meals in Gresham for more than decade.

Southwest Rotary member and long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer Steve Cooper and Meals on Wheels People Executive Director Suzanne Washington.

Southwest Rotary member and long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer Steve Cooper and Meals on Wheels People Executive Director Suzanne Washington.

About Meals on Wheels People: Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of 8,500 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.

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