Friday, June 24, 2016

Pancakes in the (Balloon Fiesta) Park

Photo: United Way of Central Nebraska
"We began with 20 clients and 40 volunteers. Today we serve approximately 500 clients and have over 400 volunteers. We delivered 9,400 meals in 1972. Today we are delivering over 100,000 meals a year."
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque, a non-profit corporation founded in 1972 by a group of women from local Presbyterian churches, has been delivering nutritious meals and crucial social contact to households in the Duke City area (including Corrales and Rio Rancho) for 44 years.  A regular meal consists of a hot entree, two sides, milk or juice, bread, salad, and either fruit or a dessert.  How do you sign up? Learn more about the application process and check out this video about the organization.

A Bargain Breakfast
You can help Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque raise funds to continue this service for another 44 years and beyond.

On Saturday, July 16, the organization is sponsoring its Pancakes in the Park fundraiser at Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE (map). You can attend the benefit, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., for the bargain price of $5.00 (This includes entry, one plate of pancakes or eggs, one side dish of bacon or fruit, and a drink).  Buy Tickets

The event also features a mimosa bar, a gourmet coffee truck,  live music, vendor booths, and fun activities for adults and children. Test your skills on the huge inflatable obstacle course, or try your hand at blow-up jousting in the Fun Zone!

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