$1.75M Trillium Grant Provides Meals at Home for Eligible Adventist Health Portland Hospital Patients

Mar 13, 2024


Eligible patients will receive medically tailored meals from Meals on Wheels People after being discharged from Adventist Health Portland and VA Portland Health Care System thanks to $1.75 million in grants from Trillium Community Health Plan. The funding will continue for three years and also supports eligible household family members.

During each year of the grant, MOWP will serve two medically tailored meals per day to eligible patients, including those with food insecurity, for up to 120 days after they are discharged from the hospital. The meals will be delivered weekly to patients’ doorsteps, helping ease barriers to nutrition that many people face after a hospital stay, such as limited mobility and transportation.

“The meals funded by this grant mean nutritional support and continued connection to hundreds of patients and families during crucial and fragile times in their health journey,” Kyle King, Adventist Health Portland president, says. “Recovery can be a delicate time, and these medically tailored meals will support healing even after patients go home, thanks to Trillium and Meals on Wheels People.”

“We are immensely grateful for Trillium’s generous support, which marks a significant milestone in our journey to combat food insecurity and enhance health outcomes,” Meals on Wheels People CEO Suzanne Washington adds. “For the first time, we can extend our care to the families of our participants, acknowledging that health and well-being are deeply interconnected within households. This is a bold step forward in our mission to deliver not just meals but hope and health to our community.”