Enjoy great music and delicious food in a beautiful setting on a summer afternoon…all while supporting a worthy cause? Sounds great to us! VibrantUSA is teaming up with other local businesses Audio Video Excellence, Boundary Bay Brewery, & Dewey Griffin Subaru to sponsor a special fundraising event benefiting Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels Rocks the Farm: Berries, Beats & BBQ is Saturday, July 29, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Bellingham Country Gardens. All proceeds from the event will support Meals on Wheels and More, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Meals on Wheels and More supports the health and independence of older adults in Whatcom and San Juan Counties by delivering nutritious meals to home bound adults age 60 and over, serving senior meals at local community centers and senior housing, and providing nutrition education and nutrition case management.
“Meals on Wheels and More receives approximately 1/3 of program funding through federal grants. Other sources of funding include local governments, client donations, other grants, fundraising, private and corporate donations,” said Julie Meyers, local Meals on Wheels director. “Fundraisers like Meals on Wheels Rocks the Farm not only raise money to provide nutritious meals for local seniors, but they help raise awareness about senior hunger and our services in the greater community.”
Last year Meals on Wheels and More delivered 81,000 nutritious meals to more than 500 home bound seniors, a 33% increase from 2014. Demand for Meals on Wheels by local home bound seniors continues to increase while federal funding has remained flat for several years.
Kailie Roosma, Operations Manager & Licensed Insurance Agent said:
We’re so excited to team up with Meals on Wheels and the other sponsors to put on this event. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to give back to community and help raise funds for such a great cause.
Bring the whole family and come dance in the field to live music by “The Dagwoods”, a Bellingham dance and party band playing crowd-pleasing classic rock. Your ticket includes a meal from the BBQ and strawberry shortcake with fresh, local berries. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating in the field.
Come out this summer and join us for a fun event benefiting local seniors!
Bellingham Country Gardens
Advance Tickets are $20 and will be available online at BrownPaperTickets.com and in person at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, Community Food Co-op, and the VibrantUSA Bellingham office.
Tickets are also going to be available at the door for $25.
Kids 12 & under are FREE!
The image featured in this post shows Meals on Wheels Driver Kurt getting ready to start his delivery and was taken by Brandon Sawaya.