Big Wheels deliver meals

County commissioners, city staff and firefighters delivered nutritious meals to nearly 100 Meals on Wheels clients living in Coon Rapids and Blaine during the Oct. 18 Big Wheels Deliver Meals event.

Ryan Jacobson seals meal trays before packaging them for delivery to Coon Rapids-Blaine Meals on Wheels clients.

Ryan Jacobson seals meal trays before packaging them for delivery to Coon Rapids-Blaine Meals on Wheels clients.Photo by Sue Austreng

“We’re trying to help city and county officials better appreciate the services we provide and to really let clients know that those officials are aware of their needs,” said Bridget Platt, Coon Rapids-Blaine Meals on Wheels administrator.

The “big wheels” tagged along with Meals on Wheels board members and volunteer drivers, covering 10 routes and delivering meals to a total of 95 clients.

Hot meals delivered Oct. 18 included a plate of barbecued pork riblets, parsley potatoes, waxed beans and fruited Jello, said Platt.

Frozen meals for the weekend were also included with the delivery.

All the meals were prepared and packed at Camilia Rose Convalescent Center, Coon Rapids.

The Meals on Wheels program provides home-delivered meal services to people in need and works to preserve clients’ independence while assuring they are getting the nutrition they need.

For more information, or to volunteer as a driver for the Coon Rapids-Blaine Meals on Wheels program, visit www.coonrapidsblainemealsonwheels.org or call 763-489-3608.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

 
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