OnPoint Community Credit Union donated $100,000 to Meals on Wheels People to ensure that the nonprofit can keep delivering meals to vulnerable seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s the first corporate gift toward the nonprofit’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Money donated to the fund will be used to provide more meals for thousands of homebound seniors in the Portland area.
“Since the declaration of the pandemic, the requests for meals has increased 300 percent,” Meals on Wheels People CEO Suzanne Washington said in a news release. “We serve a frail and elderly population, many of whom depend on Meals on Wheels for their only food of the day. Now that Oregon is required to shelter in place, we really do not have the option of not serving them. As the demand for meals has increased dramatically, we so appreciate the generosity of organizations like OnPoint Community Credit Union.”
Meals on Wheels People aims to raise $2 million to cover increased food and labor costs. Visit mowp.org/donate to make a donation.
“COVID-19 is an unprecedented national emergency and we must all come together to protect our seniors and the individuals who need us the most,” Rob Stuart, OnPoint president and chief executive officer, said in the news release. “OnPoint’s purpose is to build strong communities by supporting financial growth and wellbeing, one person at a time. We are proud to build our partnership with Meals on Wheels People to help ensure no one has to worry about their next meal throughout this difficult time.”