Food & Chefs: Spotlight on Meals on Wheels

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Published by: David Danzig on Friday September 21st, 2018

David Danzig

Meals On Wheels Atlanta Welcomes Fall with a Season of Charitable Events!

Local Atlanta nonprofit teams up with André Leon Talley, Chef Art Smith and SCAD for upcoming fall fundraisers

Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA), an organization dedicated to supporting senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community, is excited to announce dates and details for its three hallmark fundraising events coming up this fall. MOWA will kick off the season this month with its 18th Annual Golf Tournament and 3rd Annual Power Luncheon, followed by the season’s largest event, A Meal to Remember, in November. Proceeds from these fundraising efforts will help the organization respond to critical needs of seniors in the community by offering nutritious meal delivery and home repair services. “We’re thrilled to announce our lineup of fall programming that includes such powerful names across many industries,” said Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, CEO of Meals On Wheels Atlanta. “Each event grows every year and allows us to better serve our seniors every day – which is undoubtedly our driving goal.”

18th Annual Golf Tournament – Monday, September 24, at 12 p.m. MOWA invites Atlanta golf enthusiasts and tastemakers to take on the green for a good cause during its 18th Annual Golf Tournament at Capital City Club Brookhaven, presented by Sysco. A great opportunity for corporations to impact the communities they serve, all proceeds will be donated to MOWA to support the organization’s efforts. Registration and lunch will begin at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will end with a buffet dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase online here.  

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3rd Annual Power Luncheon – Thursday, September 27, at 11:30 a.m. Later that week following the Golf Tournament, MOWA will host its annual Power Luncheon featuring a conversation with fashion icon and Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley, led by Paula Wallace, president and founder of SCAD.   Talley will take the stage at Flourish Atlanta to share inspiring tales from his career in fashion. More than 150 professional and philanthropic patrons are invited to attend and enjoy the exclusive discussion between artistic icons. Presented by Georgia Natural Gas, this year’s Power Luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two ticket levels are available for purchase – $300 per individual or $2,500 for a Patron Table for eight guests. More information about the event and tickets can be found here.  

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A Meal to Remember – Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m. To close out the year, MOWA will honor Southern Company at its 31st annual A Meal to Remember event at the St. Regis Atlanta on Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy an evening of Southern decadence, including a black-tie reception and five-course dinner presented by acclaimed chefs Art Smith of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Table, Fifty-Two in Chicago, Art and Soul in Washington D.C. and Lyfe Kitchen in Palo Alto, Calif. and; Ian Winslade of Mission + Market in Atlanta and Ami Dand of Legendary Events in Atlanta. Proceeds from the evening will provide meals to local seniors in need through MOWA’s Meals Services Program. Registration and ticket information can be found here.   For more information about MOWA and the organization’s upcoming events, visit

About Meals on Wheels Atlanta Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) was founded in 1965 to support seniors struggling with food insecurity and social isolation. What began as a small soup kitchen has now grown to an organization whose mission is to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education, and community. Today, MOWA relies on friendly volunteers to help prepare and deliver meals to seniors throughout the Atlanta area. For more information, visit or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter