New delivery van purchased for 76’ers

SINCLAIRVILLE – Recently, one of the Sinclairville 76’ers’ delivery vans for Meals on Wheels was replaced.

A new Ford delivery van was purchased. Funds for the new van were provided by the Community Foundation of Jamestown, the Sheldon Foundation of Jamestown, the help of Shults Ford of Jamestown, and many generous donors.

The Sinclairville 76ers is the Meals on Wheels program for the Cassadaga Valley area.

Meals are prepared in the Sinclairville fire hall kitchen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and then delivered on three separate routes by volunteers.

One route goes to Cassadaga, Stockton, and Sinclairville; one route goes to Cherry Creek, Conewango Valley and Ellington, and one route to Gerry.

About 100 meals are delivered and the same meal is served in the fire hall dining room at noon on the same days of the week.

The program began in 1976 with senior housing and expanded to the Meals on Wheels program five years later.

Richard Smith of Sinclairville is the president of the organization, and Lisa Rangel is the chef.

The Sinclairville Meals on Wheels program is a part of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging.

The 76ers group maintains three vans for their deliveries. Many shut-ins in the Cassadaga Valley area depend on a hot meal being delivered, and having someone check on them. The Meals on Wheels program is a very worthwhile organization for the good of the people.

For more information on the 76’ers’ Meals on Wheels program, call 962-3455