Island Senior: Pancake Breakfast Now Benefits Meals on Wheels and More

Dan Rognas, Meals on Wheels Volunteer – Peggy Sue McRae photo

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae…

With the popular community lunch program at the Mullis Center expanding from two to three days per week, now Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a few other changes have been made as well. Now, the Mullis Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast will be earmarked to benefit San Juan Island’s Meals on Wheels and More.

Meals on Wheels and More includes the community lunch program, serving 60 plus meals each day, three days per week, plus another 30 meals delivered to seniors or disabled adults who are unable to leave home. Meals on Wheels and More provides tasty, nutritious meals including a well-stocked salad bar served with lunch at the Mullis Center.    

Meals are donation based for those 60 and older (suggested donation $5) under 60? the cost of lunch is just $7. The program also includes fresh and frozen meals delivered by volunteer drivers on meal days, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The suggested donation is $5 per delivered meal but those in need are only asked to donate what they can afford.

Mullis Center manager Anna Coffelt-Kuetzing told me that as our island population continues to age the number of meals served and delivered is expected to increase.

Pancake Breakfast – Peggy Sue McRae photo

These popular meal programs are co-sponsored by The Mullis Center, San Juan County, and Whatcom Council on Aging. The Mullis Center provides the facility, volunteers, utilities, supplies and vehicles plus covering a regular deficit in the cost of the meals.

To cover these costs, money raised by the Mullis Center’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers will now be earmarked specifically to support San Juan Island’s Meals on Wheels and More program.

The Mullis Center’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers are served from 9 am to noon on the first Sunday of each month. Breakfast includes a delicious meal of crisp bacon, scrambled eggs, and all you can eat pancakes for only $6, or gluten free pancakes for $8. For kids under 7 the cost is only $4.

Albert Claggett’s famous cinnamon rolls are $4. I asked Albert if his cinnamon rolls were made with an old family recipe. He told me he got the recipe from Mary Nash, former owner of the Doctor’s Office Café. I can testify they are delicious!

Look for special seasonal touches to compliment your breakfast such as fresh berries in season or pumpkin butter. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and delicious meal while supporting our important meal programs.

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 5:48 am by

Categories: Community, Dining
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