The Local Office on Aging has scheduled the annual fundraiser, “Let’s Do Lunch,” to benefit Meals on Wheels for Friday, June 16, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The eat-in portion of the event will be held at the Kazim Temple, 628 Campbell Avenue SW (next to the LOA central office).  Curbside pickup orders will be available for pick up in the LOA parking lot.

One $15 ticket will purchase a gourmet lunch. The menu consists of a gourmet deli sandwich on Telera bread with ham, turkey, provolone and cheddar; country potato salad, fresh fruit, chips, Signature Blonde Brownie provided by Hermitage of Roanoke and bottled water. Ticket holders are invited to “eat in” at the Kazim Temple Ballroom and enjoy live music by Jane Powell with William Penn and friends and check out the Meals on Wheels Raffle.

Or ticket holders can pick up their meals to take with them. Free delivery is provided to local businesses and residences for orders of five or more meals (orders must be received by Friday, June 2.)

Some tickets may be available for sale the day of the event; however, you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on June 15 will be $20. Tickets may be purchased online at

The proceeds from each ticket purchased will provide Meals on Wheels to the homebound elderly right here in the Roanoke Valley. Every ticket sold will purchase two meals for homebound elderly clients.  In 2016, the event raised more than $73,000.

The Meals on Wheels program serves a nutritious lunch to homebound elderly 60 and older every weekday. The proceeds from ticket sales are used solely for the purchase of the meals.