Ceremony to mark milestone for Mobile Meals of Tucson | Community Spirit
On Wednesday, September 18, Mobile meals of Tucson will deliver its 100,000th meal for 2013.
This will be the first time this milestone has been reached in a single 12-month period. The 100,000th meal will be prepared at St. Mary’s Hospital and delivered by one of the Mobile Meals volunteer drivers.
Founded in 1970, Mobile Meals of Tucson has a simple mission, preserve the health, dignity and independence of homebound adults by delivering special diet meals.
Mobile Meals is proud to have reached this milestone with less than five full-time staff and more than 350 volunteers in compassionate visits and checking on the welfare of our clients throughout Tucson, Sahuarita and Green Valley.
Here is how Mobile Meals works: two meals are delivered every Monday - Friday in meal trays to adults of all ages, focusing on those with special diet requirements. More than 60 percent of the meals are tailored for people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease that require special diets to maintain health.
A commemoration ceremony will be held on September 18, from noon – 1 p.m. on September 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in the Cornerstone Garden.
Several dignitaries are attending, including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.
Mobile Meals of Tucson shares a unique relationship with the City of Tucson through funding and meal delivery, in fact the Mayor has delivered for Mobile Meals in the past. Representatives from the meal preparation facilities and other supporting agencies will also be in attendance.
Schedule of events:
- 11 a.m. - Volunteer Driver picks up meal for delivery
- Noon - Commemoration Ceremony in the 1st floor Cornerstone Garden
- 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Remarks from Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Mobile Meals Executive Director Priscilla Altuna, and Amy Beiter, MD, President & CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital