Meals on Wheels Durham (MOWD), and hundreds of community supporters, raise $129,530 to help combat senior hunger and social isolation at the Fourth Annual Feed the Need Gala on February 18 at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. The event’s lead sponsors were Duke Health and Duke Office of Durham Community Affairs.
The evening consisted of a welcome cocktail hour, a three-course dinner, silent and live auction offerings, and a paddle raise. The night culminated with live music and dancing to one of the Triangle’s hottest bands, Irresistible Grove.
For 48 years, MOWD has provided midday meals and caring connections with volunteers for seniors in Durham County. Each year, it celebrates with supporters for the purpose of keeping seniors healthy and in their homes for as long as possible.
After hosting a virtual event and online auction the year prior, MOWD was thrilled to celebrate in person with elected officials, business leaders, volunteers, and community supporters for the purpose of nourishing and nurturing older adults in the community.
Proceeds from the gala will go to delivering meals and providing other life-enhancing services for Durham’s homebound, older adults.
For more information on Meals on Wheels Durham and how to volunteer, contribute, or advocate for seniors, visit www.mowdurham.org.