The Friendly Kitchen has provided a nourishing noontime meal five days a week for seniors in the Roseburg area since 1973. Each year, as the aging population grows, so does the need to reach out to seniors facing hunger and isolation - especially during tough economic times in rural communities. This year, we are delivering on average 185 meals per day, five days per week in the Roseburg area. These daily meals add up to over 48,000 meals per year! In an effort to keep the cost of the meals affordable for our seniors and those with disabilities, we suggest a $3.25 donation per meal. Our cost to prepare each meal averages $7.40. Your donation can help us make up the difference.
Meals on Wheels of America has gathered statistics that show too many seniors in Oregon are left behind, alone and hungry, struggling to stay independent and healthy - 209,161 seniors are isolated, living alone; 135,128 are threatened by hunger; and 234,124 have difficulty paying for basic living needs. With the support of Meals on Wheels, 84% of seniors say it helps them eat healthier, 92% say it enables them to remain living at home and 87% say it makes them feel more safe and secure. Actually, the cost of 1 year for a senior to receive Meals on Wheels is less than 1 day in a hospital.
Each donation helps to deliver a nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a safety check.
Make a one-time donation:
Make a monthly donation
Choose an amount below to make a monthly donation to support The Friendly Kitchen. The cost to support 1 senior for 1 month is $65.00.
Mail a gift to:
The Friendly Kitchen
1771 W. Harvard Ave
Roseburg, OR 97471
The Friendly Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law.