Meals on Wheels from Loveland and Burgdorf will return to the streets of Sweetheart City on Wednesday to celebrate the organization and all those who support its work.
The Meals on Fourth fundraising event has been taking place since 2018 – only canceled for a year in 2020 due to the pandemic – offering residents the opportunity to come and dine along Fourth Street between Cleveland and Railroad Avenues while celebrating the work that Meals on Wheels does for the community.
“It’s a very community-focused event,” said Carrie Stadtmueller, director of communications and development.
Each ticket will come with local drinks, multi-course food and live entertainment as well as “engaging fundraising fun for Meals on Wheels”.
According to the event page on the Meals on Wheels website, community tables will be adorned with arrangements, linens and glassware, all under industrial-style lighting intended to “create a warm, intimate environment. and inviting.
Stadtmueller said the event fulfills a number of roles, from celebrating people who support Meals on Wheels’ mission of providing meals for people confined to their homes as well as general visibility to showcasing the work that they do to serve those in need and in positions that others can find themselves in a day.
“Aging is something that affects us all,” she said. “Everyone has a connection to an older person who may need our services (now) or will in the future.”
Meals on Wheels Loveland and Burgdorf executive director Jeff Pomranka said a former board member had the best way to describe Meals on Wheels, calling it the “best expression of community engagement there is.” “.
“That’s why we do it,” Pomranka said. “It really is a great example of the wonderful Loveland and Berthoud community coming together to support each other.”
More information and tickets, which cost $140, can be found at lovelandmealsonwheels.org.