By James Feichtner
Drive-thrus are a popular way to grab a quick and convenient bite, which is why the newly opened Meadow Brook senior living community at 11011 Village Square Ln. is hosting their own drive thru during lunchtime on July 17 here in Fishers. But this drive thru isn’t your average burger chain. The goal for this grab and go event is to raise money for benefitting Alzheimer’s research and the local Alzheimer’s Association of Indiana Chapter.
“The idea came from our director of community relations and she had done this same thing in the past in the small town community that she had worked in,” Julia Lowe said, Meadow Brooks outreach coordinator.
At the front of the building, volunteers will have food and beverage stations set up allowing patrons to stop by for a quick bite to eat. The food and drinks will be donated by several suppliers, with Meadow Brooks faculty volunteering their time.
“Almost everything is donated and then our staff is volunteering their time to be out there to serve and take care of everybody who comes through,” said Lowe. “Johnsonville is donating the brats. US Foods is donating most of the food and Paradigm Living Concepts is providing the beverages.”
Customers have either the option to drive through and grab a bite and go, or stick around the facility to enjoy their meal.
“You can drive up and you can stay in your car and we’ll hand you your order or you can take it and leave, or park and come eat at our outside tables,” said Lowe “If you want to you can even come eat in our dining facilities.”
Even large groups can be accommodated at the drive thru.
“If people have a large order, they can call ahead and we can have everything bagged up and ready to go for them,” said Lowe.
All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to stop by to help contribute to the fundraiser.
“We just want to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association and then raise as much money as we can for the local research,” said Lowe.