November 19, 2011 in Washington Voices

Meals on Wheels moves to larger facility, holds open house

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Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels volunteers stack coolers of meals in front of the new facility, Wednesday. The new office at 12101 E. Sprague Ave., tucked between the Chase Bank and the Valley branch of the Spokane County Library, is twice the size of the previous office.
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Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels has moved to a new office at 12101 E. Sprague Ave., between Chase Bank and the Valley Branch of the Spokane County Library.

Volunteers moved the office equipment and furniture from its old location on Dishman-Mica Road to its much larger space in September.

“The current space is more than twice the size of the previous office, which was much needed due to the growth of the program over the past year,” said Pam Almeida, GSC Meals on Wheels’ executive director. The organization received the contract from Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington last November to provide meals to seniors throughout Spokane County.

In August, the group provided about 22,000 meals through home delivery and its Silver Cafes.

To celebrate the new office, the organization held an open house Wednesday. Representatives from Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce joined in for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Meals on Wheels’ Chef Jerri Horton prepared appetizers for the evening.

The organization operates Valley Meals on Wheels, Lilac City Meals on Wheels, Deer Park Meals on Wheels, Cheney Meals on Wheels, South County Meals on Wheels and 15 Silver Cafe locations which serve senior meals.

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