Meals On Wheels of Northeast Ohio to Host Month Long Raffle Fundraiser for Seniors in Need


Akron, OH (July 26, 2021) – Meals On Wheels of Northeast Ohio, a program of VANTAGE Aging, is hosting its first month-long Helping Hands raffle fundraiser this September to support the nutritional needs of seniors in Stark, Summit, Wayne, and Portage Counties. The Helping Hands Raffle is presented by Sysco and United Healthcare.

Meals On Wheels NEO hand makes and delivers meals with love and nutrition for seniors facing hunger. Community members and businesses can be a part of the Helping Hands campaign and help feed seniors by purchasing raffle tickets or sponsoring the event.

Raffle tickets will be for sale online at or by contacting Meals On Wheels at 330-253-4597 or Tickets cost $10 for one ticket or $25 for three tickets.

Raffle prizes include:

  • 20 Bottles of wine (worth over $600)
  • Camping adventure basket (4 person tent, 4 folding chairs, 4 sleeping bags, camping utensils, cooler, s’mores kit)
  • Family fun wagon (wagon filled with 2 outdoor games (checkers, frisby toss), 2 board games, ice cream maker, different tickets to family adventures)
  • NEO Strong gift card tree (NEO businesses gift cards worth $300)
  • Grill and a dozen steaks from Hartville Meats and Seafood

Raffle winners will be drawn each Thursday in September on Facebook Live at @VantageAging.

Sponsorships for the Helping Hands campaign are available online at: Or, sponsor the event by contacting Meals On Wheels at 330-253-4597 or

“We are committed to supporting seniors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their homes in Stark, Summit, Wayne, and Portage Counties,” said Director of Meals On Wheels NEO Jay Varnes. “We are thrilled to host the Helping Hands raffle and hope the community is just as excited to get involved, win some great prizes, and help those community members who need us most.”

Meals On Wheels of Northeast Ohio would like to thank the Helping Hands Raffle presenting sponsors, United Healthcare and Sysco. It also thanks the event sponsors including MCTV, PNC Bank, The Diebold Employee Charitable Fund, Young Truck Sales, The Apple Creek Banking Co., Varnes Trucking, Corrigan Krause, Chardon Laboratories, Jorge and Lynne Esquerra, IBEW Local 540, Long’s Shoes, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital.

For more information, contact Amina Hall at 330-253-4597 ext. 160.

About VANTAGE Aging

VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Job training for low-income adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Behavioral health services administered by the Blick Center. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state. For more information, call 330-253-4597 or visit


Amina Hall, Director of Community Engagement

Meals On Wheels of Northeast Ohio

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