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Beer, brats and bingo benefit Meals on Wheels

Attend the Oct. 2 Bingo Blast event at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, a benefit for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels.

While you are young and able-bodied you don’t give much thought to how injury, illness or a disability might make daily living difficult. Arthritis, medical treatments and disabilities are just a few reasons why preparing a meal might feel like an impossible task, so much so that you don’t bother and just wait until a family member or friend can help after work. That causes you to go all day without a quality nutritious meal.

Perhaps you lack income to purchase good food or transportation to get to the store. The reasons someone can’t prepare a nutritious meal for themselves are numerous. And out of all this need Meals on Wheels was developed.

In 1939, during the Blitz in Great Britain in World War II, Women’s Volunteer Service for Civil Defense prepared and delivered emergency meals for their neighbors and to servicemen, according to NorthWest Senior & Disability Services. Meals on Wheels was born.

The first U.S. city to hop on board was Philadelphia in 1954. Social worker Margaret Toy organized a group of the volunteers, mostly high school students, who became known as Platter Angels, according to U.S. National Library of Medicine. The Platter Angels prepared, packaged and delivered all the meals.

It wasn’t until 1969 that Meals on Wheels came to Oregon, starting in Portland. It is a nonprofit supported by donations and wonderful volunteers. We also have the service here in Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels delivers three times a week, nutritious lunches made on site at the ACC. To support the program, Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels is putting on its annual fundraiser.

This year it is Bingo Blast! Beer and Brats.

This exciting event will be held 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Dinner is Zenner’s brand brats with sauerkraut and potato salad and your choice of beer, wine or water. The cost is $35 which includes not only dinner but three bingo cards, which, of course, offers prizes galore.

Tickets are available at the ACC or on the Meals on Wheels website, lakeoswegomealsonwheels.org, and your receipt serves as your ticket. If you can’t be a modern day “Platter Angel” then come support the Meals on Wheels Bingo Blast! Beer and Brat fundraiser.

The lunch menu this week features pulled blackberry chicken sandwich on Friday, Sept. 25; Moroccan chicken on Monday, Sept. 28; and Hawaiian pork tacos on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the banner “Calendar,” click on “View the Adult Community Center Calendar” and then the activity for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage by Michelle.



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