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Location: Portland, Oregon – May 2018

Members of the Supply Chain Management group volunteered at Portland, Oregon’s Meals on Wheels People. Meals on Wheels mission is to enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections, and social support. Additionally, they use their expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.

Attendees loved seeing the direct impact of their efforts while packing and prepping meals in the high-paced Meals on Wheels kitchen. The kitchen staff taught perfect saran wrapping skills and precise scooping to ensure consistent results on the prep line. Over 4,000 volunteer hours contribute to 25,000 meals prepared per week. Recipients have a variety of options: vegetarian, diabetic, low sodium, low cholesterol, and ethnic choices to name a few.