As the most widely read independent observer of New Mexico’s culinary condition, it has been my privilege over the past decade plus to introduce you to a large number of terrific dining options. I am deeply honored that so many of my dear readers have found merit in my recommendations. Here’s a recommendation I hope all of you heed:
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is hosting its eleventh annual Breakfast Egg Stravaganza on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 from 8AM to 11:30AM. The event will be held at the Northside Presbyterian Clinic, 5901 Harper Drive, N.E., in Albuquerque.
The breakfast is an all-you-can-eat plethora of deliciousness that includes freshly made pancakes, build-your-own omelets, made to order waffles, a fresh fruit bar and much more. In addition to the breakfast buffet, the event will include a kid’s zone that has a bouncy house, face painters, a catch-n-eat pancake toss (sure to be messy but fun), and other activities.
The Breakfast Eggs Stravaganza is great fun for not a lot of money and it supports a good cause. Every penny of the proceeds will go to help our Low Income Medical Meal Program which provides a daily meal for those who need a medically specified diet but are unable to afford it for themselves – the only program of its kind in Albuquerque. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for kids 4-12 (under 4 are free).
A recent report by the Meals on Wheels Association of America revealed that New Mexico ranks second for food insecurity among seniors. Nearly a quarter of the Land of Enchantment’s senior population doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. Over 67% of the organization’s clients say that Meals on Wheels is their main source of nutrition and more than 45% report that its volunteers are the only people they have visit them on a regular basis.
Meals on Wheels receives no federal or state funding, so their ability to serve those in need of this unique program relies on grants, donations and fundraising events like this. It costs $1,660 to feed one person for one year and every year, the waiting list keeps growing.