Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. The nonprofit organization serves and delivers 5,000 meals every weekday and more than 1 million meals annually. To find a meal site near you or to register for Meals on Wheels, visit mealsonwheelspeople.org or call 503.736.6325.

Meals on Wheels provides meals on a donation basis, and encourages recipients to donate toward the cost of their meals as they are able. View the up-to-date directory of their meal site locations, including those that offer ethnic meals.

For general nutritional assistance, there are several emergency programs. The Oregon Food Bank, for example, distributes free food boxes, hot meals, and other nutrition-related goods and services.