If you live in Stark, Summit, or surrounding areas, you are not going to want to miss Meals on Wheels’ food festival this Thursday. Put Hunger in Park includes 11 different food and beer trucks, tons of great raffle baskets, and activities for kids.
This family-friendly event benefits Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio. So while you are enjoying great food and things to do, you are also helping feed your senior neighbors!
Here’s What to Expect
Here are some highlights on what to expect at Put Hunger in Park on September 12.
Delicious food for every taste
There will be a variety of foods at Put Hunger in Park. The roster includes
Cheezylicious: Specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and tater tots.
Beach Bum: Wood-fired tacos filled with chicken, grouper or shrimp, pulled pork or jerk pork sliders, and loaded nachos
Fresh Mark’s Sugardale: Hot Italian sliders, pepperoni pasta salad, bacon potato salad, bacon on a stick, and bacon caramel sundae
Manna: Caprese grilled cheese, lamb meatball gyro, crab cake burger, Hawaiian-jerk pulled pork, eggplant fries, and tater tots
Peace, Love & Little Donuts of Canal Fulton: Flavors such as maple bacon, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate chip cookie dough, salted caramel mocha, and fruity pebbles
The Slop Truck: Ribs, pulled pork brisket, beef tenderloin, hamburgers and hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and coleslaw
Vegan a Go-Go: Vegan hot dog and chili dog, vegan loaded nachos, buffalo cauliflower wrap or salad, vegan burger, pesto burger, vegan chili and cookies
Woody’s BBQ: Baby back ribs, pulled pork sliders and chicken thighs with baked black beans and coleslaw, pulled pork wraps, and loaded nachos
Ye Olde School Treats-N-Eats: Stuffed funnel cakes, traditional funnel cakes, novelty ice cream, root beer floats, cinnamon and sugar pretzels
Or, stop by Taste of Meals on Wheels for a hot dog from our very own Meals on Wheels staff.
Don’t forget about the drinks! Put Hunger in Park will feature domestic beer, craft beer, and wine from Esber Beverage Co. and Royal Docks Brewing Company. Meals on Wheels will be selling water at various locations throughout the park. Drink tickets are $1 each, and drink prices range from 1-6 tickets.
Fun for the kids
Put Hunger in Park is enjoyable for the whole family. The event features a giant bouncy house and free face painting. The park includes a playground area.
Q92 and Nikolina DJDiva
Nikolina is the Program Director and Mid-Day Diva at Q92, which features today’s hit music from all of the biggest stars. Join Nikolina at the event tomorrow during her live broadcast. Or, be sure to tune into Q92 if you can’t make it to Put Hunger in Park.
Enter to win
Enter to win nearly a dozen raffle baskets packed with awesome stuff provided by our generous donors. You will find wine, coffee and sweets, fall and homemade maple syrup, essential oils, Vera Bradley, kids items, and pet supplies, to name a few!
You do not have to be present to win. Simply turn in your ticket and enjoy the rest of your evening!
A 50/50 raffle will also be happening at the event. Purchase your tickets at the raffle tent in the center of the park.
Learn about volunteering
Have you ever thought about volunteering for Meals on Wheels? Put Hunger in Park is the perfect opportunity to learn what Meals on Wheels is all about and how you can be a part of the mission.
Meet our volunteer coordinator and find out about the different activities you can participate in as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Opportunities include delivering meals on your lunch break or when the kids are at school, helping out in our kitchen, or contributing to administrative tasks.
Do you own or work for a company that cares about social good? Your company can become an Adopt a Route partner, allowing staff members to deliver meals throughout the month. Adopt a Route partners benefit from additional marketing amenities, team building, and growing their social footprints.
It takes all hands on deck to support our aging neighbors. You could be the next person to make a difference in someone’s day!
Put Hunger in Park Event Details
Now that you know all of the fun things happening at Put Hunger in Park, you need to know how to attend. Here are the details.
Put Hunger in Park is this Thursday, September 12th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join us at Hoover Park near Walsh University. Hoover Park is located at 2225 East Maple Street NW in North Canton. Parking is available and free to the public.
Put Hunger in Park is hosted by Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio. In 2019, Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties merged with Meals on Wheels of Northern Ohio, a program of VANTAGE Aging.
Together, they are able to serve nearly 2,500 meals every month to ensure that no senior is left homebound and hungry. They are working towards providing clients with more options and a streamlined approach to receiving home-delivered meals.
Meals on Wheels serves Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties. Proceeds from Put Hunger in Park, including a percentage of food and beverage sales, will directly benefit seniors in all three counties.
Questions about Put Hunger in Park or Meals on Wheels? Call 330-253-4597 or visit our website event page to learn more.