Meals on Wheels of Syracuse After-Party Fund Raiser raises $2,500

Syracuse, NY, June 17, 2016 -- Meals on Wheels of Syracuse raised more than $2,500 from items raffled and auctioned at the John Suhey III Annual Golf Tournament After-Party.  Golfers completed a round of competitive golf in honor John Suhey III who passed in 2012.  Afterwards the golfers and friends attended an After-Party at DJ’s on the Blvd. where items were raffled and auctioned to benefit the mission of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. 

According to Mason Kaufman, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, “The golfers were so enthused, purchasing raffle tickets and bidding on items.  We raised enough money to subsidize 1,025 meals for our home-bound neighbors.  I can’t tell you how generous the golfers, the owner and staff at DJ’s on the Blvd were supporting us.  The money raised will feed so many seniors and disabled-adults who otherwise might go hungry. It was a beautiful day to honor John Suhey through a golf tournament and a beautiful day helping feed our neighbors.”

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is the 4th oldest Meals on Wheels program in the country, “Feeding home-bound neighbors since 1959.”  With the help of hundreds of volunteers and donors, the Syracuse program served more than 212,700 nourishing meals to 765 recipients last year. It is on pace to serve more meals to more people this year.

For more information about Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, visit www.meals.org or call 315.478.5948.