Meals On Wheels Pancake Breakfast Set For Sunday

Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the World Series of Cars at Jamestown’s Bergman Park.

Pancakes, sausage, home fries and more will be available at a price of $7 per adult or $5 for a child under age 12. Beverage and pastry will be available for $3. Local businesses have donated goods to be sold at the breakfast.

The breakfast will be prepared in the center of Bergman Park at the pavilion.

“This is our main fundraising event for the year,” said Barrie Yochim, Meals on Wheels executive director. “For more than 20 years, Meals on Wheels and its volunteer board of directors have prepared the breakfast for the car owners at the World Series of Cars and patrons of the car show.”

Proceeds from the pancake breakfast go to help pay for meal delivery to senior citizens in our area who cannot pay for their meals, or who can pay only a small amount.

Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area provides heatable and cold home-delivered meals five days a week in half of Chautauqua County. The suggested cost for home delivery of one heatable meal and one cold meal is $8.25 per day. For either a heatable or cold meal, the suggested cost is $4.75 per day. Meals on Wheels can also provide ready-to-heat frozen meals for use on weekends.

WCA Hospital prepares meals for Meals on Wheels recipients in southern Chautauqua County from the hospital’s Jones Memorial Health Center kitchen.

Yochim said many individuals in Chautauqua County can’t pay for meal delivery, and the organization relies on fundraising events like the annual pancake breakfast to raise essential funds. Meals on Wheels also receives funding from United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and Chautauqua County Office For the Aging, as well as other individual contributors.

Meals are delivered by a combination of paid drivers and volunteers from the community. Some Meals on Wheels volunteers are from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Any Chautauqua County senior citizen can receive home meal delivery, if eligible for the program. Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area delivers to the southern half of Chautauqua County.

Sinclairville 76ers provides home-delivered meals to participants in the towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Gerry and Ellington, and in Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale. Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals to participants along the Lake Erie lakeshore from Brocton to Silver Creek, including the towns of Hanover and Villenova, and in Forestville.

For more information about Meals on Wheels, call 488-9119.