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(45.5238,-122.985)
 

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Mission Statement

The mission of Loaves & Fishes is to enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food, social contacts, and other resources accessible. To the extent possible we will also serve disabled and institutionalized individuals.

We accomplish this through an organization that is community-based, emphasizes volunteer involvement, and is financially sound.

Description

Loaves & Fishes Centerswas founded in 1969 by three caring women, Jean Wade, Martha Shull and Cay Kreiger, who saw a need in the community that was not being met. They gathered in the basement of the Lincoln Street Methodist Church in February 1970 to serve a hot lunch to about a dozen seniors and then delivered 14 Meals-On-Wheels on paper plates wrapped in newspaper. Loaves & Fishes Centers was on its way.

Today Loaves & Fishes Centers produces 5,000 hot, nutritious meals five days each week in a 14,000-square-foot commercial kitchen located in the heart of Multnomah Village. Meals are then delivered to 30 senior centers throughout Multnomah and eastern Washington Counties where they are served at noon to seniors in center dining rooms or sent out as Meals-On-Wheels to frail, homebound elderly.

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