June Newsletter

Excitement is in the air at Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels as we move towards the summer months and the prospects of coming together and sharing experiences. There are several opportunities to share time with friends, family, peers, friends to be (strangers), community members, and others during the next several months. Below is a list of activities/opportunities to spend time with others and the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels family.

  • Community Garden Volunteer
    Every Wednesday, starting in early June, the Vine church is hoping for volunteers to assist in weeding and harvesting their community garden. Veggies, fruit, and herbs will be donated to MCMOW to be used in meals for senior clients.
  • Dust Devils – Senior’s Day, June 19th
    MCMOW has partnered with Providence to host Senior’s Day with the Dust Devils. The first 250 guests at the gate receive a free Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels re-useable tote bag. Gates open at 5:30 pm with the game starting at 6:30 pm.
  • Celebrate Your Pet Bags
    Another successful Celebrate Your Pet campaign is winding down. Most of the wish list bags have gone out, with a few still waiting to be delivered. Thank you to everyone who helped support this campaign. What an absolute amazing program.
  • Farmers Market Program
    Applications are rolling in for the 2024 Washington State Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Farmers Market Program provides $80 in benefits for low-income seniors to use at approved Farmers Markets. To qualify for participation, seniors must be aged 60 or older, meet the income requirements, and be residents of Benton or Franklin Counties. For more information contact Jose at 509-735-1911
  • Congregate Dining
    If you haven’t had the opportunity to indulge in the amazing food and conversation at one of our eight dinning sites, I highly recommend you find the time and join the party. The food is always fresh, and the conversations are always fun and engaging.

If transportation costs are limiting your opportunity to spend time out in the community or joining us and some of the events we have planned, don’t forget we can help supplement Ben Franklin Transit transportation costs through a partnership with People for People and 2-1-1. If you’re interested or would like to know more, please contact Katrina at 509-735-1911.

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