Over beef stroganoff and chicken tacos, Meals on Wheels director Brent Horn talked about employing multilingual menus and bilingual volunteer servers at their nine locations across Multnomah County to better reach residents from across the globe.
Jose Aburto found out about Meals on Wheels during a Wednesday lunch at Catholic Charities. He said many Spanish-speaking residents gather there each week.
Raffaele Dominguez, 73, found out about the Meals on Wheels lunches when he walked past the Rockwood Center and spotted the signs propped up out front.
"I almost always come here," he said in Spanish. "I worked a long time in the fields, 33 years, farming lettuce, cilantro, peppers. I'm disabled and I don't work."
During Monday's lunch, Dominguez expressed how much the meals mean to him. "It's important because of the food and because of the community," he said.