F.U.N. Group and the Living Hope Christian Fellowship of Anza host drive up barbecue

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Motorists receive free meal tickets as they drive up to receive boxed dinners at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue Sunday, May 31. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

The Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and the Living Hope Christian Fellowship of Anza’s Fishes and Loaves invited Valley residents to a free home-cooked barbecue meal Sunday, May 31, at the Community Hall in Anza.

After being on hold for the last two months, the event was the first of the monthly meals served by the organizations to incorporate social distancing into the program. A path defined by traffic cones provided an orderly route for participants to receive food tickets and pick up the hot boxed meals without leaving their automobiles.

Normally held on the last Sunday of the month, the festive volunteer-prepared dinners have been discouraged by the county’s coronavirus pandemic mandates.

Lionel Balcom volunteers at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Gary Meyers smiles as he waits in his car at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Hot dogs cook on the grill at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

The groups served their community meal once again with a new drive up configuration. Portions of corn, baked beans and potato salad complimented a hot dog, pickle and hamburger or cheeseburger. Each meal was boxed to go and included plastic utensils and napkins.

The F.U.N. Group was established as a group of like-minded people that joined together to benefit the community. Members from multiple area churches, civic organizations and other groups come together as friends and neighbors united for the good of the community. Their sponsorship of these community dinners is ongoing.

Everyone is welcome to attend these free events hosted at the Anza Community Hall. While the meal is offered freely to everyone, the community meal organizers do accept donations of food or funds.

Corn, baked beans, pickles, potato salad and a hot dog and hamburger make up each boxed meal at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Barbara Ann Keller hands out boxed dinners at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Volunteers work in the kitchen at the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group and Fishes and Loaves drive-thru barbecue. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

To learn more about the F. U. N. Group, visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/128592854205460.

To contact Living Hope Christian Fellowship of Anza, visit http://www.facebook.com/Living-Hope-Anza-268791509833485/ or http://livinghopeanza.com/home.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.