Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels to Raise Funds with 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration


Angela Vasquez, Manuela Arroyos, Loretta Acosta, Lori Dunaway, Ray Aguilar and Andres Novoa.

Angela Vasquez, Manuela Arroyos, Loretta Acosta, Lori Dunaway, Ray Aguilar and Andres Novoa.

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels is gearing up for its 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo fundraising event. The event will be held at La Cocina Mexican Restaurant and Catering in Richmond on Saturday, May 2nd from 5 to 10:30 pm.

“Fort Bend Seniors is able to feed an abundance of seniors citizens in need each year with the help of La Cocina Restaurant and its owner, Andres Novoa,” Fort Bend Seniors CEO Manuela Arroyos said.  “For the past nine years, the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser has contributed more than $225,000 towards feeding and caring for our seniors.”

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels provides hot, home-delivered meals to more than 1,000 senior citizens daily, who mostly live alone and cannot prepare their own meals. In addition, Fort Bend Seniors offers older adults congregate meals from nine site locations, transportation to and from the center, health screenings and recreational activities.

“We are blessed to live in a community that is so giving,” said Cinco de Mayo fundraiser chairman Andres Novoa. “Not only are we raising money needed to feed our seniors, but we are also reaching volunteers and creating awareness right here in our back yard as we help crush hunger among our elderly!”

Event activities will include a live band, live and silent auctions, raffle drawings, drink specials and tasty Tex-Mex cuisine all festively decorated in the fashion of Cinco de Mayo celebrations across the world.

Purchase individual VIP tickets for $95 each or sponsor a VIP table, ranging from $350 for a table for four to $800 for a table for 10. If unable to attend the event, additional contributions and donations are still welcome. For VIP tickets and table purchases, contact Andres Novoa at 281-460-6479 and make checks payable to La Cocina Mexican Restaurant. For direct donations to Fort Bend Seniors, contact Lori Dunaway at 281-633-7057.