Never Too Late - August 2022

Neighbors Care Alliance Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona A Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA) Program

“Before you can do something, you must first be something.” --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in need in Tucson and Southern Arizona. And in recent days, it had become apparent that a highly visible volunteer recruitment effort was necessary. I’m Robert Jensen, CEO, of Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona. It is our quest to be one of Tucson’s leading non-profit food delivery programs. Over the last year, we’ve seen the effects of increasing food insecurity, and the need is growing. Demand has risen by 100%, especially for low-income individuals, older persons, disabled and homebound members of our community. To address this mission, Mobile Meals relies upon a large pool of volunteer drivers who bring nutrition to our clients’ homes. Currently, we have a critical need for more volunteer drivers to deliver specifically- tailored meals to those

And then it happened. Scott Said Yes! And when Tucson car dealer, Scott Lehman of Premier Auto Center, the dealer for the people, donated a Ford Mustang Convertible to be the mascot for Mobile Meals and the driving force for recruiting volunteers, the Mobile Meals Celebrity Driver initiative was launched! Scott Lehman and Premier Auto Center, both believe in giving back to the community by focusing on impact. “What a great feeling it is to positively impact someone’s life simply by driving one day a week for two hours (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) delivering fresh nutritious meals. Helping people is addictive. When you see, in real time, the impact you have on an individual, the feeling you get is fantastic. It’s a mix of pride, love and caring for our community.” Says Scott. Now is the most crucial time of year for Mobile Meals because many of our volunteer meal delivery drivers move to cooler temperatures for the summer, leaving the organization short-handed, as the demand for meal delivery continues to increase for those with little or no access to

nutritious meals, or who are unable to cook or shop for themselves. To learn how you can become a volunteer driver and make a difference in someone’s life, one meal at a time, call (520) 622- 1600 or visit Mobile Meals at . Since 1970, Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona has been committed to preserving the health, dignity, and independence of seniors and those in need of food and fellowship. Mobile Meals delivers five days a week in Tucson and Southern Arizona and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a qualifying charitable organization (QCO #20445).

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