Community Engagement

Volunteer: Home Delivered Meals in Fountain Hills

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Home Delivered Meals provide help for those in need

Do you ever get a hankering for a home-cooked meal but do not have the ability to prepare it? Look no further! Home Delivered Meals is here to save the day.

Home Delivered Meals is designed to help individuals who are recovering from surgeries or hospital stays and allows homebound patients to remain in the comfort of their own homes.

Fountain View Village volunteers prepare and deliver meals daily. This partnership allows the program to keep costs low and meet dietary requirements. Meals cost $6.50 and include an insulated bag of a hot entree, salad, milk, fruit, and dessert. Alternative meal options are also available for those with medical restrictions.

Individuals can choose which days they want their food delivered based on availability. The volunteers deliver the food daily at noon, including all major holidays. Another local organization will add a unique touch to the holidays by including a card or handmade ornament.

Additionally, the visit includes a quick wellness check since this may be the only interaction for the individual. If someone does not answer the door or their phone, and the emergency contact cannot be reached, the Sheriff’s department is dispatched to their location to perform a wellness check.

The volunteers of Home Delivered Meals make this program stay alive. There are currently 200 active volunteers; making it the largest volunteer group in Fountain Hills. One coordinator is assigned to a day of the week and teams of two deliver the meals. Each team delivers once a month.

The program was founded in 1990 by Marti Lemieux with a mission of providing nutritional meals for individuals of all ages who required meal assistance. Fountain View Village has been a partner and supporter since 2001.

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About Fountain Hills

New Local Dining Options Abound

The appeal of dining out has not waned for most people over the last year. Not only have our local restaurants remained open, but several new eateries have come to life during this time, too.


Fountain Hills Dining

Georgie’s was located on La Montana for years, but they recently relocated to Park Place on Avenue of the Fountains with a brand-new look, an updated menu, and a large patio area. Although they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, many people are thrilled to find out they serve breakfast all day. Gluten-free eaters can easily find a great meal here. And word on the street is that they serve great liver and onions.



After a temporary hiatus, Dakota and Austin are back with an incredible state-of-the-art food truck to serve outstanding hotdogs. They have also expanded their menu to include hamburgers. If you are gluten-free, try their delicious tacos. You can find them Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Avenue of the Fountains between Chase Bank and the new ZAB Thai restaurant.

Follow their Facebook page for updates.


Papaya’z Smoothie & Juice Bar is also located in Park Place on Avenue of the Fountains. In addition to healthy drinks with real ingredients, they also serve delicious gluten-free crepes and some sandwiches, including a gluten-free croissant sandwich. If you want a healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack, this is the place.

Follow their Facebook page for updates.


Located in the former Starbucks at 16425 E. Palisades, Sipps Eatery is a coffee shop and a gathering place. They serve breakfast and lunch items with all your favorite coffees. There are also options for kids. They even offer sinfully delicious gluten-free pastries.



Fountain Hills Dining

Another new restaurant on Avenue of the Fountains is the new Zab Thai Kitchen. The original Thai food menu includes rolls, soups, curry dishes, orange chicken, fried rice, pad thai, and more. Gluten-free eaters will have no problem with a great curry dish. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 8:00 PM.

Follow their Facebook page for updates.


Fountain Hills Dining

This new establishment offers healthy protein shakes, waffles, herbal teas, hydration drinks, and more. The shakes and teas are created to improve digestion, cardiovascular health, and to give you a boost to help you feel revitalized. Located at 16425 E. Palisades.

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Ember at We-Ko-Pa is a new fine dining experience in Fort McDowell. Enjoy fine steaks and seafood prepared over wood-fired grills and a specialty cocktail menu, whiskey library, and extensive wine list. Dine seasonally by the outdoor fireplace or relax in the separate piano lounge with live entertainment.