Portland, OR. Stride for Seniors is back in-person at Portland International Raceway on April 16th, 2022. Stride for Seniors is a family-friendly 1.9-mile walk to raise money to support homebound seniors experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. Last year the benefit for Meals on Wheels People was modified for social distancing because of the pandemic; there were six different neighborhood routes and a drive-through registration option.
The walk is a family-friendly walk to raise money to support homebound older adults experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. In 2022, organizers are encouraging people to, “Team up, walk, and fundraise.”
“Safe and consistent access to nutritious food is more than just a basic human right,” says Andrew Over, Regence’s regional vice president of Business and Community Relations. “Food security can have far-reaching impacts on the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.” Organizers say during the pandemic there has been even more need for the free meal delivery service for seniors. Here’s a video about the program:
According to Meals on Wheels People, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a physical and emotional toll on Americans over the last year, and these lasting impacts have been felt most acutely by older adults. Higher mortality rates, disruptions to daily routines, prolonged isolation from friends and family, as well as technology barriers have intensified feelings of loneliness and mental health concerns among this age group.
From Meals on Wheels People:
HOW TO REQUEST MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE
Click “Get Meals” and complete the form:
Get Meals OR Call 503.736.6325 in Multnomah and Washington counties; 866.788.6325 in Clark County, Washington.
Please request meals only when you are ready to receive them. We cannot deliver meals if you are not at home.
Please make sure the intended recipient knows you are requesting meals for him/her.
If you have questions about this request you should call: 503-736-6325
- We serve seniors who live in Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington
- The cost of each meal is $7.39. Diners over the age of 60 are asked to contribute what they can afford.
- Meals are delivered Monday through Thursday
- Clients must be at home to receive meals, meals will not be left.
- Meals on Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.
More about Stride for Seniors:
Sat, April 16, 2022
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Online at strideforseniors.org
Stride for Seniors is a family-friendly 1.9-mile walk to raise money to support homebound seniors experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. Stride for Seniors is back in-person at Portland International Raceway. The health and safety of our supporters, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We will communicate any safety precautions prior to the event.
Help us reach our goal of $450,000 by registering today!
Click here to view step-by-step instructions for registration.
Questions? Contact [email protected]
Meals on Wheels People was founded in 1969 by three caring women, Jean Wade, Martha Shull and Cay Kreiger, who saw a need in the community that was not being met. They gathered in the basement of the Lincoln Street Methodist Church in February 1970 to serve a hot lunch to about a dozen seniors and then delivered 14 Meals on Wheels on paper plates wrapped in newspaper.