Meals on Wheels is losing a day of delivery service in Aberdeen. “This is the last week.” Vickie Johnson, with the Coastal Community Action Program, coordinates the Senior Nutrition Program. She adds, “The kitchen hours and the congregate meals will still be every day from 12 to 1 PM.”
But with such a busy kitchen in Hoquiam, the delivery schedule for about 35 homebound subscribers in Aberdeen will be changing. “The new schedule is Monday and Wednesdays. Mondays we’ll do a hot meal and two frozen. Wednesdays we’ll do a hot meal and three frozen so it’s 7 meals.”
The program was operating out of the kitchen in the Aberdeen Armory until the June fire displaced them to the Hoquiam Senior Center, where Ocean Shores and Westport also headquarter similar programs.
The resourceful kitchen seals unused hot meals in a microwaveable container for days that they can’t deliver. Johnson said that some of the frozen meals lost in the fire have been replaced by FEMA and will help with the additional demand for frozen meals.
Johnson said they’ve been in talks to purchase the Aberdeen Eagles building on West Market Street, final action on that should be released in the coming months.