Stories tagged: meals on wheels
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Volunteers provide a hot meal on a cold and snowy Christmas Day
A hot meal on Christmas started because Carl Perron and his former wife didn’t want seniors to get a frozen meal for Christmas.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Meals on Wheels gears up for Thanksgiving
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels plans to serve more than 1,200 turkey dinners at its 12 Silver Cafe locations on Wednesday and through its home-based delivery program.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Pet food drive to benefit companions of homebound residents
A 7-year-old program to distribute pet food to Meals on Wheels clients gets a boost next month with a new pet food drive
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Pet food drive benefits Meals on Wheels clients
Cheryl Barnes usually takes on a volunteer project between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and this year she decided to do something good for animals.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Front and Center: Pam Almeida is the drive behind Meals on Wheels
Pam Almeida says her Meals on Wheels program is more than providing meals to people across the county, it’s a way to lower health-care costs and enrich lives.
Sun., April 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
Meals on Wheels program connects first-graders with homebound elders
Andrea Snider’s students at Chester Elementary in Spokane Valley understand the importance of a hand-written letter, especially to homebound elders in the community who may not have much communication with …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
New Meals on Wheels project brings nutrition to the forefront
When it comes to preventing illness and chronic disease, keeping people out of the hospital and making quicker recoveries, access to good nutritious is component that can be overlooked.
Mon., June 1, 2015
Seniors feel federal pinch
For years, the Hunt family put the top of a picnic table over the front steps of their Lincoln Heights house as an impromptu ramp. It was rickety, unstable and …
Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
Families serve Christmas dinner at Mid-City Concerns
Penny Moyer and her family have been delivering and serving meals at the Mid-City Concerns Christmas dinner every year for the past half-decade or so, with one exception. The family …
Tue., July 29, 2014
Doug Clark: ‘Wheels 4 Meals’ shows Etzel’s Edsel has heart
Q – What do you call a two-time loser? A – A guy driving an Edsel with a Nixon sticker on the bumper.
Mon., June 23, 2014
Al Gilmour stumbled across a gem for bringing together professionals in the elder services industry while on a business trip to Olympia. Three years later, Spokane County has a similar …
Wed., March 12, 2014
Pub crawl features Heritage Distilling’s whiskey
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl features a new Shirts and Shots deal. For $25, participants will receive a T-shirt and shot of Heritage Distilling Co.’s Fall Classic Apple …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Meal programs help seniors feed pets, too
LOS ANGELES – If Meals on Wheels didn’t deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
YouthBuild Spokane repaints Meals on Wheels cafe
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels’ Silver Cafe, located at 4803 N. Nevada St., has been repainted by a crew of volunteer Americorps students from Educational Service District 101. The …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
Pumpkin race plants seeds of helping through Meals on Wheels
Pumpkins are good for more than just jack-o’-lanterns. While they might not be the most aerodynamic edible, they can move at surprising speeds with a little human intervention, as contestants …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Millwood Daze offers fun, run and a parade
It sprang up from a summer of road construction. Businesses along Argonne Road in Millwood were taking a hit from the lack of traffic along the street that runs through …
Thu., July 12, 2012
Meals on Wheels benefit drive under way
During July, Downtown Spokane Grocery Outlet, 1617 W. Third Ave., is conducting an Independence from Hunger food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels Spokane. Grocery Outlet visitors are encouraged to …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
Café takes meals off wheels
The menu at the Silver Café, which opened last week, rotates on a daily basis and includes entrees such as chicken cordon bleu, cacciatore, Salisbury steak and Swedish meatballs. And …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012
Home economists create placemats for Meals on Wheels
It began in the spring of 2009 with a conversation in a Wenatchee quilt shop. Cathy Lobe, a member of Spokane’s Retired Home Economists, inquired about a number of homemade …
Sun., Dec. 26, 2010
Meals on Wheels now delivers to elderly and their pets
There’s one consistent source of company in Gladys Melbourne’s life: her gorgeous orange cat Gabby. Like many other elderly, Melbourne is largely homebound. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment in …
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010
Volunteers prepare hundreds of full-course Thanksgiving dinners
Carl Perron hustled around the kitchen at Mid-City Concerns on Thanksgiving morning. He inventoried trays of turkey, checked the green bean casserole’s progress and kept Meals on Wheels dinners moving …
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
Holiday meal producers rely on community support
After 12 years of serving Thanksgiving meals to the community, Michael and Vickie Hillicoss know that the holiday is best when shared with friends and family. For thousands of people …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010
Valley Meals on Wheels wins countywide contract
After providing hot meals to seniors in the Spokane Valley for the past 35 years, Valley Meals on Wheels has been awarded the contract with Aging and Long Term Care …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2009
Charity rip-off case ends
A financial scandal that ravaged a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding low-income people earned the last of two women responsible a felony theft conviction Tuesday. Rachelle D. Solomon, 39, received …
Thu., June 25, 2009, 11:54 a.m.
Meals on Wheels’ former director pleads guilty
A former director of the Mid-City Concerns’ Meals on Wheels program pleaded guilty today to first-degree theft regarding $80,000 in agency funds.
Tue., June 16, 2009, 3:22 p.m.
Reward offered in Meals on Wheels burglary
A weekend burglary at the Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels left the office trashed with overturned furniture, thrown food and wall covered with profane messages, and Crime Stoppers is offering …
Fri., May 22, 2009
Federal cash will cover meal service for Spokane Co. seniors
A program that provides meals to elderly people throughout Spokane County will be restored to full service with federal stimulus funding, the Spokane Regional Health District announced. “That doesn’t mean …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2009
In brief: Sullivan Park plans Valentine’s celebration
Residents and visitors of Sullivan Park Campus of Care, 421 S. Adams Road, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13 with their sweethearts and the “Swing Street Band.” From …
Sat., Nov. 29, 2008
Rotary donates to meal program
The Spokane Valley Rotary gave Valley Meals on Wheels a $10,000 donation this week, pushing the organization that provides low-cost meals to seniors closer to its fundraising goal. Reaching that …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2008
Program hits tough times
Valley Meals on Wheels director Pam Almeida knew she was $35,000 in the red at the beginning of October when she started planning her annual fundraiser. But things would soon …