Meals of Joy
501 E. Plaza Circle
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Text the word: MEALSOFJOY To: 72727
Hours of Operation
Founded in 2014, Meals of Joy was the second nonprofit labor-of-love for Goodyear, Arizona resident Larry Cervarich. After having successfully started a nonprofit that serves homeless teens, Larry turned his attention toward feeding more seniors in the southwest valley of Arizona.
Larry came to Arizona in the fall of 2006 after leaving Portland, Oregon where he spent most of his career in the foodservice industry. Larry owned restaurants and worked with both commercial bakeries and the food truck business. During that time became a member of the local chapter of Meals on Wheels and became inspired by their mission to serve those that are most vulnerable in the community.
After moving to Arizona, Larry quickly became an active member of the community. He started his first nonprofit, Homeless Youth Connection (HYC), in 2009. HYC grew exponentially and now serves hundreds of teens across Maricopa County. The nonprofit served to connect Larry to a number of organizations and businesses that support his desire to help others.