Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center Holds Grand Opening

Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center Holds Grand Opening

Thousands of baby boomers turn 60 every day in the greater metropolitan area and Loaves & Fishes Centers is prepared. That’s why the nonprofit organization recently opened its 36th senior dining center, located in the Rockwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland. To celebrate this new location and focus on the growing need for senior services, Loaves & Fishes Center is holding a grand opening event on Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center at 124 NE 181st Ave. The new meal site, located in the new Rockwood Building, is open for lunch Monday through Friday.

Loaves & Fishes Centers Board President Tom Kelly and Executive Director Joan Smith will make brief remarks as will Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and Gresham City Councilwoman Lori Stegmann.

“We are thrilled to have a presence in the Rockwood neighborhood,” said Loaves & Fishes Center Executive Director Joan Smith. “Our vision is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation and the Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center provides a gathering place for seniors as well as daily nutritious lunches.”

Meals are available at the Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Diners have a choice of entrée daily, as well as fresh salads and desserts. Meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. The suggested donation is $3.

About Loaves & Fishes Centers: Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 36 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 9,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, secular organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: