Meals on Wheels to make deliveries in antique cars in November

Meals on Wheels to make deliveries in antique cars in November

By Wally Zimmer

Nearby News Mesa contributing writer

We’ve all heard people say they don’t care what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from Point A to Point B.

Perhaps they aren’t being honest with themselves.

Who wouldn’t want to drive a restored antique car that turns heads as it cruises the streets of Mesa?

During November, the Meals on Wheels staff in Mesa has extended a personal invitation to pastors and other church leaders in the community to help deliver, in donated antique cars, tasty hot meals to seniors, the old-fashioned way.

Nov. 15-17, Model A Fords will be donated for meal-delivery use by the Mesa chapter of the Model A Restorers Club of America.

This community-outreach event was developed to help draw attention to church members and others living in Mesa who need assistance, and to those willing to give it.

It’s designed to be a fun way to focus attention on the purpose of Meals on Wheels, as it serves tasty hot meals Mondays through Fridays to a growing number of seniors in the community.

On weekdays, the two kitchens in Mesa, at 247 N. Macdonald St. and at 7550 E. Adobe Rd.,  prepare and deliver 450 to 500 nutritional meals to seniors in the community.

Meals include an entrée, sides, wheat roll and choice of 1% milk or orange juice.

Frozen meals are also available to seniors recovering from surgery or extended illness.

For information about Meals on Wheels in Mesa or to volunteer call 480-962-5612 and ask to speak to an outreach specialist.