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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Meals on Wheels:

Changing Lives, One Meal at a Time

The Olseth Family Foundation proudly 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. They also use their expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations”.


Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. They provide more than a meal to thousands of older adults in the greater Portland metro area. Their services not only alleviate hunger and social isolation, but allow seniors to live independently, with dignity in their own homes. Aging in place reduces depression, falls and hospitalization as well as the high cost of institutional care.


Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and its economic effects, we are committed to supporting senior food programs and “Meals 4 Kids” which serves qualified low-income children and families within the City of Portland who are experiencing:  1.  food insecurity, 2.  Chronic condition(s) or illness of caregiver or child 3. a facility to prepare meals 4. an inability to access food resources such as food pantries or 5.) other barriers impacting access to food resources and/or ability to prepare meals.  The recipients receive home deliveries of nutritious meals, milk, bread and fresh fruit.


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