The Rotary Club of Corvallis partnered with the Greater Corvallis, Philomath, Albany, Greater Albany and Newport Rotary clubs to obtain a Rotary District Matching Grant, providing $18,525 in grant funds to the Meals on Wheels program.
The Rotary grant helps Meals on Wheels address the surge in demand for assistance resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, which have been accentuated by the fire and smoke emergencies.
Meals on Wheels regionally reaches older adults and adults with disabilities who aren’t able to get to grocery stores and otherwise access nutritionally balanced meals. The program reaches 1,300 people and provides 23,000 meals per month and also allows for a well-check on the housing, health, and other conditions of the recipients.
Meals on Wheels is a program of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and serves Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. For further information on this program and opportunities to donate and/or volunteer, go to www.ocwcog.org/community-services-programs/meals.