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Local restaurant steps up to sustain Meals on Wheels program

Reva Kirby, owner of Kirley’s Family Dining restaurant in Ontario, prepares a meal for the Meals on Wheels program on Tuesday, July 7. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – The local Meals on Wheels effort faced an uncertain future a week ago but the intervention of a local restaurant owner rescued the meals program disrupted after Covid struck Snake River Correctional Institution.

The kitchen at the prison – through a contract Malheur Council on Aging and Community Services – typically prepares the food for Meals on Wheels but when Covid forced the facility into quarantine, that service was stopped.

That left Sandy Shelton interim director of Malheur Council on Aging and Community Services with a big question.

Fortunately, Reva Kirby, owner of Kirley . . .