Pints with Purpose

Help make a difference in the life of a local homebound senior this holiday season

Through the Meals on Wheels People program, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation provides warm, nutritious meals to some of our community’s most vulnerable seniors. To help raise funds for this vital program, six Happy Valley hot spots will join us to help make a difference in the lives of homebound seniors. From Nov. 17 through Nov. 27, the venues identified below will donate $1 for every designated pint sold to Happy Valley’s Meals on Wheels People for the duration of the campaign. Monies raised will specifically help make a positive impact in the lives of local seniors in need by providing well-balanced meals to those who would otherwise go without.

Pints with Purpose Partners and their selections
Stickmen Brewing Company: Heart Roasters I Heart Brekky Oatmeal Stout
Valley Public House: Deschutes Brewing Jubelale, Portland Cider Company Pumpkin Cider, and *Crater Lake Root Beer *non-alcoholic option
Happy Hollow Wood Fire Pizza: Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale
Happy Valley Station: Boneyard RPM IPA
Sports on Tap: Laurelwood Brewing Kids These Daze Hazy IPA
Happy Valley Food Hall: TBD

Spend local. Give local.
Help make a difference in the life of a local homebound senior this holiday season. The best thing about Pints with Purpose is that each dollar from any of the designated beer selections purchased will stay within this community, supporting seniors right here, in Happy Valley.


For Dolores, the Meals on Wheels People program offers a basic essential and a chance to stay connected. Dolores is homebound and doesn’t have a way to get around. She has been diagnosed with dementia and no longer cooks due to the potential for safety concerns in the kitchen. Her son helps quite a bit with general household tasks and other needs, but Happy Valley’s Meals on Wheels People program allows her to maintain some additional independence in her home. When meals are delivered, she gets to visit with Michael, a local Meals on Wheels People volunteer. This human connection goes a long way for Dolores, who now feels more integrated and engaged with her community.


As a Happy Valley Meals on Wheels People volunteer, Michael not only delivers nutritious food, but he also provides friendly conversation to those who might not have a strong social network. Each week, he retrieves a bundle of prepared meals from Meals on Wheels People’s kitchen and returns to Happy Valley where he distributes them to those signed up for the program. For him, there is a sense of commonality in those he serves as he finds that he shares similar memories and life experiences. He sees himself as another set of eyes to help ensure program recipients are healthy, happy, and safe. As a member of the Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation, Michael sees firsthand how the City’s Parks and Recreation department, Foundation, and Meals on Wheels People program seamlessly coordinate efforts. This has been a source of pride for Michael and his work with the Foundation and Meals on Wheels People. He can see the positive impact the program is making and finds his work as a volunteer meaningful. He knows he may be the only outside contact for recipients and as a result believes the bonds he’s developed with them, as well as those connections with program staff and fellow volunteers are very special.


Learn about this year’s Pints with Purpose partners:

Can’t make it to one of the participating venues, but still want to help? You can also give directly to the City’s local Meals on Wheels People program by visiting the general donation page here. From there, you can submit a tax-deductible donation in the amount of your choice online. Your gift will support homebound seniors right here in Happy Valley who would otherwise not have consistent access to wholesome, nutritious meals.