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Mayor delivers meals for network

Lake Oswego Meals Network served up about 17,700 meals overall last year

Lake Oswego Mayor Judie Hammerstand got into the act last week when she helped deliver meals to homebound residents in Lake Oswego.

She participated in national 'Mayors For Meals Day,' which was conducted locally by Meals On Wheels through the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Hammerstad delivered the meals with Andy Harris, Lake Oswego Meals Network Advisory Board president,

According to Harris, the homebound meal program delivered 11,650 meals in 2007, which was about a 22 percent increase over the previous year.

Additionally, about 6,050 dining room meals were served last year at the Welcome Break Café, Harris said, bringing the total number of meals provided in 2007 by the program to about 17,700.

Welcome Break Café meals are served at noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except major holidays) at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center

'You know, we have a great meals program that serves the Lake Oswego public needs and we continue to raise the community's awareness about it,' Harris said.

The Lake Oswego Meal Network, which under several different names has been in existence for almost 35 years, is the only organization of its kind in Clackamas County. It is also the only home delivery meal program available to residents of Lake Oswego.

The Lake Oswego Meal Network depends on the support of local businesses, volunteers and private contributions to continue operating.

Anyone wishing to participate, donate to or help with the program should contact the adult community center at 503-635-3758, visit it at 505 G. Ave., or check out its Web site at http://www.ci.oswego.or.

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