“Nearly 9 million senior citizens face the threat of hunger.” This is one of the many facts you can read on Meals on Wheels’ official website. This staggering stat is only the tip of the iceberg when focusing on the battle between hunger and senior citizens in America. The website encourages readers to take action through various ways: donate money to benefit families in need, advocate to end hunger, and to volunteer. Good Food Catering answered the call to volunteer and donate by being apart of East Cooper Meals on Wheels A Meal to Remember Gala and Auction!
Meals on Wheels is described as a program that “primarily provides nutritious meals, a quick safety check and much-needed human connection to homebound seniors.” East Cooper Meals on Wheels’ annual gala and auction is a black-tie optional affair where attendees enjoy signature small plates from 10 to 12 local chefs and restaurants, as well as live and silent auctions. Executive Chef Tiana Hamilton and her team provided fresh local Mahi-Mahi with tropical salsa served over Roasted Baby Carrots and Carolina Gold Rice. for the gala. Needless to say, they were a hit! The night ended with a hefty amount of funds raised for meals for local senior citizens. We can’t wait for next year!