Join us at the Widmer Gasthaus on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, and Widmer Brothers will donate half of all proceeds to Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People! “Half-Night” hours are from 4-10 p.m. in the dining room and from 4-11 p.m. in the pub. Bring a friend or two and dine! Parties of five or more are asked to make reservations. Beat the crowd and come early! Feed Portland area seniors. Feed your appetite.
Got 2 hours?
I am volunteering at the New Seasons Market – Concordia store on Sunday, November 21, 2010. I invite you to join my Martin Luther King Jr. Loaves and Fishes team by volunteering for a 2-hour shift.
Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People, is having a fundraiser the five days preceding Thanksgiving. It is called Donate Dinner. Donate Dinner is one of the largest volunteer events in the Portland metropolitan area. Last year, 1,500 people volunteered for 2-hour shifts and the outcome was incredible – they raised more than $230,000 to support the Meals-On-Wheels program.
What do I need you to do? Greet customers as they come into the store to shop for their Thanksgiving dinner. Smile, hand them a Donate Dinner card, and let them know that if they would like to donate to the Meals-On-Wheels program they tell the cashier when they check out. Their grocery receipt will include their tax-deductible nonprofit donation receipt. It is that simple!
Please join my team for a 2-hour shift. Last year, each volunteer raised an average of $225 per shift! All proceeds are invested in our local senior population.
Together, we can make sure that no senior in our community goes hungry or experiences social isolation. Please join me and the more than 1500 other volunteers to raise critical funds to feed our elder population. Click here if you want to view my team’s current schedule.
If you are not available on Sunday, November 21, 2010 to volunteer for my team, please go to www.donatedinner.org and see if another date and store are available. It takes a village to feed our seniors!
Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People is a secular nonprofit corporation that prepares 5,000 meals each weekday for seniors in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties. Unlike most other Meals-On-Wheels programs, our local Loaves & Fishes has never had a waiting list for meal services. Why? Because of the generous community support from volunteers and donors, a meal can be delivered within 24 hours of notification.
From 4 until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, half of all proceeds earned at the Widmer Gasthaus will go to support the Martin Luther King, Jr. Loaves & Fishes Center. Patrons are encouraged to come early or after the dinner hour to ensure that the restaurant raises as many funds as possible. Parties of five or more are asked to call ahead and make a reservation.
About Loaves & Fishes Centers:
Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 33 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 8,200 volunteers, the nonprofit, secular organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and more than 1.4 million meals each year. Loaves & Fishes celebrates 40 years of service to seniors in 2010. Visit: www.LoavesAndFishesOnline.org.
Where:Widmer Brothers Gasthaus, 955 N. Russell, Phone: 503.281.3333
When: Wednesday, October 20th, 4:00-10:00 pm
For more information, contact:
Julie Piper Finley, ABC, Director of Marketing & Communications
Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People
503.953.8136 or 503.318.1362
MLK Center Loaves & Fishes, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (503)-953-8207.
The culinary team for this event is headed by Loaves & Fishes Centers Board Member Teletha Benjamin and Loaves & Fishes Centers Executive Director Joan Smith, both of whom have connections to Southern Louisiana. The pair will be using a traditional Creole-style recipe passed down in Teletha’s family. This is the fifth year for the Creole Jambalaya event, which raises needed funds to help serve hot meals to in Northeast Portland.
“The daily menu at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center has evolved to include a variety of soul food entrées,” said Center Manager David Lomax. “The food has received such good reviews that we decided to make it available to the general public for one special night. We guarantee a sumptuous feast to delight the tastebuds!”
The menu includes authentic Creole-style jambalaya (a non-seafood version is available), along with bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children and $25 for a family ticket for four. Tickets are available from the center. Meals are available for take-out.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Loaves & Fishes is located at 5325 NE MLK Blvd. in Portland. For more information, call David Lomax at 503.953.8207.
About Loaves & Fishes Centers: Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 33 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 7,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, nonsectarian agency now serves 5,000 meals daily and more than 1.4 million meals each year. The agency celebrates 40 years of service to seniors in 2010. Visit: www.LoavesAndFishesOnline.org
Come join us on October 13th, 2009 at the Widmer Gasthaus any time between 4-10pm or 4pm -11pm in the Pub.
With your help we can make this a successful event by remembering to best maximize the restaurant capabilities and thus donation, our guest should try to come during the restaurant off times.
Those would be between 4pm and 6pm and then after 8pm. We know not everyone can come during those times but the important thing is to come!
Also, all parties of 5 or more are encouraged to make reservations and have everyone arrive on time before being seated, this will help your hostess and servers.
I hope to see everyone! Thank you
MLK Center Loaves and Fishes
5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd