-Clackamas County Meals on Wheels operates independently of Loaves and Fishes and receive NO funding
from Loaves and Fishes.
-All home delivered meals in Clackamas County are prepared and served from one of the 10 adult meal sites.
- In the
last fiscal year, CCMOW served over 169,035 hot meals to seniors or disabled residents throughout the county.
-Our Volunteers prepare and deliver over 14,096 meals monthly. Some meal sites serve daily, others four to five times
-Average cost for the meal and related assistance last year was approximately $7.00. This includes an initial
assessment as well as ongoing monitoring of each recipient to identify other needed services.
-Our home delivered meals
program operates under the guidelines of the Older Americans Act and receives funds from both OAA and NSIP (Nutrition Services
Incentive Programs (USDA).
-OAA and NSIP funds pay for just less than one-third the cost of each meal; voluntary recipient
donations add approximately one more dollar per meal.
-With the rising cost of gas, food and supplies, the meal costs
continue to rise but Federally mandated funds and individual donations have not.
-Center donations and fund-raisers
have always paid the difference but Clackamas County Meals on Wheels anticipates an additional $75,000 shortfall, in
funding during this fiscal year.
-Clackamas County Meals on Wheels, Inc. works to bring awareness to the Meals
on Wheels program and helping to raise dollars to bridge the gap in funding.