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Elizabeth Bowman 331-701-6505
Sep 2, 2023
MARIA’S PIZZERIA AND RISTORANTE, WITH MEALS ON WHEELS, TO OFFER A NEW SPECIAL MENU FOR AGES 60+
MORRIS, IL, Sept. 2 — Maria’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, 1591 N. Division St., Morris, is launching a new special menu for ages 60+ and spouses or caregivers, in partnership with the Meals on Wheels
Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association. Maria’s will be offering some of the iconic Morris restaurant’s customer-favorite
meals, adapted to meet federal nutritional requirements for older adults.
For more information or to sign up, please call our local Meals on Wheels office at 815-941-1590 or stop by on September 5 or 12 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Saratoga Towers, 1700 Newton Dr., Morris.
You will be registered and receive a pre-loaded card to swipe at the restaurant.
Maria’s new special menu for ages 60+ and spouses or caregivers will include delicious favorites, such as the Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Spaghetti Carbonara with bacon-pancetta, Spaghetti
Bolognese, Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Risotto, Chicken Caesar Salad, and Julienne Salad with ham and turkey and Swiss, American, and Provolone cheese.
The menu will be offered at Maria’s daily to dine in at the restaurant, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
There is a $6.00 suggested donation per meal. Meals on Wheels is a donation-based nonprofit, and no one is
ever turned away if unable or unwilling to make the suggested donation. The menu has been reviewed and approved by a licensed dietitian with AgeGuide, the state area agency on aging. Each meal
includes three ounces of protein, one cup of vegetables (or two cups of raw, leafy vegetables), half a cup of fruit, two ounces of grains, and eight ounces of milk.
Maria’s Pizzeria and Ristorante is a romantic, family-owned Italian restaurant with an old-time vibe, which has been a landmark in Morris for decades. Maria’s offers excellent service in a
beautiful atmosphere, catering for weddings, business luncheons, showers, and any event you may have. Maria’s banquet room also offers a facility for 35-100 people. Check out the website online at
<www.mariasristorante.net> for more information.
Clients can also use their pre-loaded cards at other restaurants partnering in this program, such as Dakota’s Bar and Grille, 227 Heustis St., Yorkville, on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:00-5:00
p.m. For more information or to sign up, please call Meals on Wheels at 815-941-1590.
Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association (CNNSSA) provides home-delivered meals five days a week, weekend meals, shelf-stable meals twice a year, and meals at local restaurants
through special partnerships. Our local cafes in Morris, Mazon, Minooka, and Coal City provide nutritious lunches during the week and socialization opportunities. For more information, please
call 815-941-1590. The only requirement for participation is being age 60+.
Funds, in whole or in part, for this publication were provided through Age Guide of Northeastern Illinois under Title III of the Older Americans Act as administered through the Illinois Department
on Aging and the Federal Administration on Aging. This project was supported in part by grant number 90INNU0039 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human
Services, Washington, D.C., 20201. CNNSSA does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois
Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint, dial 1-800-252-8966 (Voice and TDD), or contact the Director of Personnel (312) 207-5290.