November Newsletter

Director’s Update

Carla Martinez

November is a special time of thanksgiving and I’m grateful for some very good things in the making at Meals on Wheels (MOW). The MOW elves are busy this month filling wish lists for our home-delivery clients(reminder wish lists due to MOW November 1). This year, we’re excited to offer a new program for congregate diners, Santa for Seniors, thanks to a partnership with Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Stay tuned next month for information on delivery/distribution dates.

We’re also thankful for a generous grant from Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This month, with Battelle grant funding we will add enhanced translation services, improving our ability to serve more community members.

Improvement is something we continually aspire to achieve. A critical means to that end is client feedback. Client surveys will be distributed the week of November 13 to all MOW clients. Please take a few minutes to provide your valuable feedback.

We’ll finish up the month with the delivery of shelf stable emergency meal packs for our home delivery clients, in preparation for the winter months and potential MOW closures. Three-meal packs will be delivered the week of November 27.

I encourage everyone to take a moment to find something to be thankful for this month.

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