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Stories tagged: meals on wheels

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Retired Freeman High School teacher has served Meals on Wheels for 43 years

Volunteers like Norma Trefry have served seniors longer than Spokane County Meals on Wheels has existed

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …

Senior Action Network hosts annual Cooking for a Cause fundraiser Sept. 7

Attendees get to vote for their favorite menu item, and a winner will be named at the end of the night. Tickets are $75 per person.

The Business of Cool: How local businesses, organizations help Spokane cope when temperatures crack 100

On hot days like these, the city adjusts. Residents spend less time outside, retreating to shade and air conditioning to keep from overheating. But for the folks who ensure the …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

Critical connections

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …