Middle Schoolers Brighten Lives of Senior Citizens

Middle Schoolers Brighten Lives of Senior Citizens

Just before the fall break, the whole eighth grade decorated placemats for Meals on Wheels patrons. The students enjoyed making colorful designs to add joy to the patrons’ day on Thanksgiving.

The students could also compose a handwritten message on a card if they wanted to.

When asked why they thought it was important to be doing this work, the students answered:

  • “So they know people care.”
  • “To help make them happy.”
  • “So they know they are loved.”

Meals on Wheels has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of our community for more than 50 years. They provide meals to homebound elderly people in Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties. Their headquarters is located in Multnomah Village, not far from OES, where they produce 7,300 nutritious meals four days each week in a 14,0000-square-foot commercial kitchen. Weekend and holiday meals are provided to those who have no other source of food or support.