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Flapjack fundraiser helps support 'Meals on Wheels'

Hungry diners dug in at a March 1st Flapjack fundraiser at the Thelma Skelton Center, 3925 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at Center Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood, to help support the Meals on Wheels program.

The breakfast event, coordinated by Manager Colette Livermore and assisted by some 15 volunteers in kitchen and dining room, served over 150 people.

A steady stream of neighbors arrived throughout the morning to enjoy a menu of whole grain flapjacks or biscuits & gravy with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, and coffee.

by: RITA A. LEONARD - Meals on Wheels Manager Colette Livermore chats about the March breakfast fundraiser with diners. From left: Shanti, Patrick, Gelsey, Ben, Corinna - and Colette. A cheery kitchen crew bustled about creating the substantial meals – served at dining tables decked out with colorful spring bouquets donated by Trader Joe's. Other sponsors included Safeway, New Seasons, Bob's Red Mill, Kobos Coffee, Alpenrose, Columbia Empire, Childer Meat, Abernethy School PTA, Duck Produce, and Pacific Coast. Kitchen crew coordinator Linda noted, “People had a lot of fun here; it was a big success."

Shanti, a volunteer server from Snap Fitness, heard about the event at a Sellwood-Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) meeting, and decided to help out.

Meals on Wheels helps feed senior citizens in the community, both in its own dining room, and as delivered to homes by volunteer drivers. It’s always on the lookout for volunteers. If you know of a senior who could use their services, or if you want to volunteer delivering meals or helping at the Center, contact Colette via e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:colette.livermore@mealsonwheelspeople.org" colette.livermore@mealsonwheelspeople.org. It's an important and heart-warming way to bring cheer and food to those who have difficulty getting out of their homes.

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