Volunteers Needed to Help Deliver Mobile Meals

Photo: Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Chabad Tucson, volunteer Bill Pozez and Handmaker Executive Chef Claire Wilmouth load up a car with kosher meals made at Handmaker to be delivered to members of the Tucson community through their partnership with Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona.

By Nanci Levy

Recently members of the Southern Arizona community who ordered kosher meals from Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona not only received a delicious kosher meal prepared in Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging’s kitchen, but some even had their meal delivered by none other than Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Chabad Tucson!

Rabbi Shemtov says that “the chefs at Handmaker are working really hard to get these meals together, and I am grateful that I get to deliver them to members of our community who need help during these tough times.”

Rabbi Shemtov has been delivering meals as part of a partnership with Chabad Tucson, Handmaker and Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona. He picks up the meals at Handmaker to deliver on Tuesday mornings, and he usually has other volunteers deliver meals the rest of the week. Recently, he has been looking for a few more “righteous community members to make sure that these meals get delivered to those in need.”

Those interested in volunteering to pick up meals from Handmaker one or more mornings a week and deliver them to nearby community members can sign up on the Mobile Meals website at mobilemealssoaz.org. If you have any questions, please contact Mobile Meals at 520-622-1600, and ask to speak with Claire.

Handmaker is also pleased to share the news that after more than 50 years of serving hot meals to homebound elderly and low-income adults in and around Pima County, Mobile Meals will now have a place of its own. They have recently purchased a building on Tucson’s south side, once home to the El Indio Mexican Food Restaurant at 3355 S. Sixth Ave. Mobile Meals will soon operate its own kitchen to prepare meals for the community. Handmaker will continue to prepare and provide all of the kosher meals.

If you or someone you know is in need of kosher meals delivered to their home at little or no cost to them, they can sign up for this meal delivery program by calling Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona at 520-622-1600.

Nanci Levy is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging in Tucson.



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