DFCU Hosts Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

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Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 7.23.27 AMMeals On Wheels Delaware, joined by presenting sponsor Dover Federal Credit Union, announced on Tuesday, August 25 that its annual end of summer party, Sip & Savor, will be held on Saturday, September 12. Sip & Savor features a casual party atmosphere, great food, live entertainment and a live and silent auction. Held at the Wild Quail Golf & Country Club, Sip & Savor includes interactive tastings by Kent County restaurants including Abbotts Grill, as well as a craft beers, wines and specialty cocktails.

“Meals On Wheels Delaware is excited for this year’s restaurant and entertainment lineup and we are thrilled to be back at Wild Quail Country Club” said Regina Dodds, Director of Events for Meals On Wheels Delaware. “We are incredibly grateful for the community’s outstanding contributions towards Sip & Savor. The generosity of our neighbors and businesses enables Meals on Wheels Delaware to raise funds in support of over 4,000 homebound seniors statewide.”

Meals On Wheels Delaware is a nonprofit organization, a public, private partnership between the federal government, the State of Delaware, five meal-providing agencies and thousands of volunteers from corporations, civic, religious and community groups. Together, the program provides and delivers meals every day to almost 4,000 homebound seniors. In fact, last year over 710,000 meals were served throughout the state. Meals On Wheels Delaware strengthens the partnership by providing additional financial and volunteer resources to the agency providers to ensure that no senior in Delaware is on a waiting list for a hot meal delivered to their home. According to the organization, Meals On Wheels Delaware provides more than a meal, it also provides a gift of health, independence and companionship to homebound seniors in Delaware.

“Dover Federal Credit Union is proud to support such a worthy cause as Meals On Wheels Delaware by being this year’s Presenting Sponsor for Sip & Savor,” said Bettie Campbell, Director of Business Development for Dover Federal Credit Union. “Dover Federal is committed to improving our community and is excited to partner with Meals on Wheels to assist with their mission to provide seniors meals, friendship, health and dignity.”

Sip & Savor Guests will enjoy tastings by local favorites including Abbott’s Grill as well as cocktails by Mispillion River Brewing. Funds raised at the event help to ensure that “no senior is on a waiting list to receive a hot, nutritious meal and can rely on a friendly volunteer to deliver nourishment to their home each weekday.” Entry to Sip & Savor is $85 per person; tickets are available online. Additional event information can be found online at www.mealsonwheelsde.org/sip-savor or by phone, 302-656-6451.