Meals of Joy update
Apr 09, 2024 7:00 AM
Larry Cervarich and Jim Frey
Meals of Joy update

Larry Cervarich was born in Portland, Oregon, is married, and he and his wife have had two sons.  He attended Portland State University, and later served in the US Air Force.

Larry has an interesting, if not outright fun career history.  He worked for a food vending service from 1964-1977, and went on to own two mobile catering companies, each with over 20 employees.  Then he got into installing pool tables, juke boxes, and video games for the next 4 years. He then owned a commercial and retail bakery with 7 delivery vehicles…and it’s own 24/7 restaurant.  His bakery delivered pastries and cakes to Southwest Washington and downtown Portland.

He moved to Arizona in 2006, where he considered himself to be semi-retired.  He became the busiest semi-retired person we know, as he soon founded the Homeless Youth Connection, Meals of Joy, and the Just Ask Outreach.  And we’re delighted to have Larry with us April 9th to tell us about it!