Trey Parker Donates His Car to Simi Valley Meals on Wheels
Food for seniors is a major priority of this two-time Emmy winner.
By: Parker-Myron Group
Parker says he will also donate $25,000 in cash to the group.
“Living in Los Angeles as I do, I really don’t need a car, because of the great public transportation system we have here,” said Stone, a two-time Emmy winner. “I’d hate to see a senior go without food just because I sometimes like to cruise the Boulevard.”
Parker's only stipulation is that his vehicle cannot be resold for two years, but must be used to deliver meals. Parker will pay insurance for the vehicle as long as it is in use by the group.
Scott Porter, director of the Senior Concerns Meals on Wheels program, expressed his gratitude to the animation magnate.
“Senior Concerns Meals on Wheels feels just like Tinkerbelle must have felt when Paris Hilton chose her for her own,” he said.
The donation will be made as soon as the car undergoes a complete detailing.
Parker -- Randolph Severn Parker III – is an American animator, screenwriter, director, producer, voice artist, musician and actor, best known for being the co-creator of the television series South Park along with his creative partner and best friend Matt Stone.
Parker started his film career in 1992, making a holiday short titled Jesus vs. Frosty. His first success came from Cannibal! The Musical. From there he made another short title Jesus vs. Santa, which led him and his college friend, Matt Stone, to create the animated television series South Park, which has been on television for over a decade. He has won 4 Emmy Awards for his role in South Park, winning for both "Outstanding Programming More Than One Hour" and "Outstanding Programming Less Than One Hour".
The Senior Concerns Meals on Wheels program delivers over 47,000 nutritionally balanced hot lunches and light meals annually. Approximately 100 volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park seven days per week, including all holidays except Christmas. Prepared in the kitchens of Senior Concerns and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, their menus are developed in accordance with nutritional dietary guidelines.
Community Groups also provide gifts and surprises for holidays throughout the year as a special touch to all seniors.
To apply for meals on wheels delivery:
* Call (805) 496-2009 Monday – Friday between 9 am and 5 pm
* Cost is $8.50 per day. A sliding fee scale is available. No one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay.
* Special diets and dietary preferences can be accommodated.
Meals on Wheels depends on contributions from individuals and community groups to continue its vital services. It is supported solely by the community.
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