Press Sighting: The New York Times
December 27, 2010
We were pleasantly surprised to see that the New York Times picked up (and published in both print and online) the story about our Meals on Wheels event this month.Â From their Wheels Blog ... "ClichÃ©s are best avoided, but when a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or a Bentley Continental GT is enlisted to ferry hot meals around town, the fast-food rejoinders naturally follow.On Monday, volunteers working with the Pascack Valley, N.J., chapter of Meals on Wheels were chauffeured to the homes of elderly people in cars provided by Gotham Dream Cars, an exotic-car rental company and club with locations in Englewood, N.J., and Miami. Event organizers hoped the partnership would raise public awareness of older people who are incapacitated or otherwise unable to leave their homes to buy food on their own..."
â€œThe support of our community is essential to combating senior hunger in the area,â€ said Jeanne Martin, the director of the Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels program, in a statement.
Owing to their limited trunk space, the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Dodge Viper SRT-10 did not prove to be the most efficient means of delivering meals around Bergen County. But a Mercedes-Benz S550, a Range Rover Supercharged and a Maserati Quattroporte were also there to do the heavy lifting.
â€œThe Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels makes a big impact in relieving senior hunger in Bergen County, and weâ€™re pleased to support their efforts,â€ said the Gotham Dream Cars founder Noah Lehmann-Haupt in the joint statement. The company also pledged to donate 10 percent of its December gift certificate sales to the charitable organization.
To learn about Meals on Wheelsâ€™ efforts in your community, visit mowaa.org.