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Meals On Wheels Atlanta October 2014
In this issue:
  • Farmers Market
  • Black & White Party
  • Coro Cares
  • Save the Date
 
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Peachtree Road Farmers Market Collaboration
 

Meals On Wheels Atlanta and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip are partnering to provide the freshest locally grown vegetables to senior clients of Meals On Wheels Atlanta. At the market on Saturday mornings, Meals On Wheels Atlanta purchases - at a discounted rate - vegetables left at the end of the market to deliver to our senior clients.



Chef Nick Leahy of Saltyard is on the Board of Trustees for Meals On Wheels Atlanta and was instrumental in developing this partnership. “It’s a win-win for everyone. Local farmers are able to reduce waste and Meals On Wheels Atlanta clients benefit from fresh local vegetables,” he said.



Peachtree Road Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip is open every Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM through December 13, 2014. Peachtree Road Farmers Market is the largest producer-only market in metro Atlanta.

The market has created Chef Pop Ups that will benefit the Meals On Wheels Atlanta and Peachtree Road Farmers Market partnership. The Chef Pop Ups feature local chefs preparing a delicious dish for shoppers utilizing market produce. Shoppers can choose to make a donation which will help offset the cost of the vegetables provided to Meals On Wheels Atlanta. Upcoming Chef Pop Ups benefiting the partnership will be on November 8, November 22 and November 29.

Lauren Carey, Executive Director at Peachtree Road Farmers Market, is responsible for working with the market farmers and providing Meals On Wheels Atlanta with their weekly supply of vegetables. “Our farmers are so excited about this partnership. It really is the perfect relationship. Shoppers enjoy Chef Pop Ups made with market veggies, the money goes back to supporting the farmers who are helping to feed seniors in need,” she said.

In Georgia, one in six seniors does not know when or where their next meal will come from. To combat senior hunger in the Atlanta community, Meals On Wheels Atlanta will deliver more than 130,000 meals this year to local Atlanta seniors in need.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide fresh vegetables from local farmers to our senior clients. This partnership shows how Atlanta’s nonprofits can team up to do what’s best for the seniors in our community,” said Jeff Smythe, Executive Director for Meals On Wheels Atlanta.

 
Black and White Gala

On September 26th, seniors from the Northside Center, Southeast Center, and New Horizons Senior Centers attended the inaugural Black & White Gala.  Over 100 seniors, dressed in their finest black and white attire, participated in this fete’ which featured a live DJ and a fashion show.  Prizes were given to the top 3 best dressed party goers.

 

Coro Cares

Many thanks to Coro Realty Advisors who recently provided incredible support and extensive home repairs for two of our senior home owners. Meals On Wheels Atlanta relies on the support of volunteers and companies like Coro Realty Advisors in offering our vital services. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the contractors and business associates of Coro Realty Advisors who also donated their time to these two projects. Many thanks to Live Oak Landscape Services, Black Diamond Coating, Power Source Electric and Jimmy Long Plumbing!

 
 Save the Date!

Contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events to reserve your spot.
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