Sho-Pai Senior Citizen’s Program Receive New “Meals on Wheels Truck”
By Christina Pete, Reporter
On November 19, 2018, the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Senior Program put in a Social Investment request for a Meals on Wheels vehicle. Currently there are about 18 home bound elders here in Duck Valley that will benefit from the Meals on Wheels vehicle. Their foods will be hotter and the cold foods will stay cool.
On December 10, 2018, Barrick received the request and after the Barrick Social Investment Committee had a chance to review it, it was approved.
Barrick is a huge supporter of Nevada communities, both rural and urban areas, through social investments and charitable contributions.
Although Barrick does support our community, they also encourage all organizations to seek funding for different projects with other financial sources.
The 2018 F-150 4x4 super cab arrived on April 2, 2019 at the senior center.
On April 4th, Brian Mason, Manager for Native American Affairs for Barrick, came to the Owyhee to take pictures with the Senior Center staff and to check out the new vehicle.
It is equipped with an oven like compartment to keep foods hot and a refrigerated compartment to keep cold food cold.
Alfred Harney, Driver for the senior center, said “This will new vehicle will help out a lot during the winter because we would always get stuck down lanes on the other delivery vans. Also, it will keep the food hot or cold.”