Sarita To Host August 15 Fundraiser For Meals On Wheels
Wednesday, August 15 offers an opportunity to enjoy fine dining and support a worthy cause as Lakewood’s Sarita A Restaurant will donate 25% of meal tabs and 40% of wine-bottle purchases to West Shore Meals on Wheels (WSMoW). Diners will also have an opportunity to win a $100 gift card donated by Sarita.
WSMoW delivers nutritious home-cooked meals to individuals in Rocky River, Lakewood and Fairview Park who have difficulty purchasing and preparing their own food. Operating since 1976, WSMoW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies entirely on volunteers and private donations – receiving no government subsidies – to deliver low-cost meals to the homes of elderly, disabled, convalescing and other individuals.
WSMoW clients pay $8 a day to receive a well-rounded cold lunch and hot meal. Donations in the form of cash contributions as well as food from local supporters and merchants subsidize the organization’s operating expenses.
“Our service is not just a food service for the elderly, though it does allow many to stay in their homes when they can’t drive or manage preparation of healthy meals,” explains Lauren Walsh, a long-time WSMoW board member. “Daily interaction with our volunteers also helps keep clients connected with the world beyond their doors, whether they’re elderly, disabled or recovering from an accident or surgery.”
Award-winning Sarita chose WSMoW as one of two charitable organizations it is committed to supporting throughout 2018. In addition to the August 15 fundraiser, the restaurant donates 10% of orders for selected menu items to WSMoW throughout the year.
To make a reservation for the WSMoW event, call (216) 226-5200. Dining is available from 5–10 p.m. inside or on Sarita’s inviting patio – 14523 Madison Ave., Lakewood OH 44107.
For more information about West Shore Meals on Wheels, call (440) 333-6298 or go to www.mealsonwheelsrr.org.
Deborah Denney is a professional writer/editor and volunteer with Meals on Wheels Rocky River/Lakewood.