Let’s Give Lunch

Let’s Give Lunch

June 22-26

For 30 years, LOA has conducted our annual fundraiser, “Let’s Do Lunch,” to benefit Meals on Wheels. In a typical year, we help more than 8oo seniors live healthier and safer in their own homes because our amazing volunteers provide friendly visits, well-being checks, and more than 124,000 meals.

This event allows us to provide boxed lunches for sale to area businesses and individuals for a $15 donation. That $15 then provides three meals for seniors in need. While this powerful equation has not changed — it seems that virtually everything else in these challenging times has.

We can’t “do lunch” with friends and family like we used to.  And the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and supporters is far too precious to jeopardize in any way — especially when our vulnerable and elderly patrons need our help and protection now more than ever.

Even during this historic pandemic, LOA is committed to continuing to provide all our critical services. We hold our staff and volunteers in such high esteem, realizing their tireless efforts. Many are doing “double duty,” willingly ready to unload deliveries, deliver emergency bag meals, Meals on Wheels and food boxes, as well as doing “pickups” wherever we can find supplies.

LOA was there before COVID-19, we are there fighting on the front lines now, and we will still be there once life returns to “normal.” But we need your help.

Let’s Do Lunch has truly never been about the meals we sell — it has always been in the spirit of giving. Many people have told us they buy the lunches even if they may not be in the office that day or already have a lunch meeting. For you, it’s about the meals it allows us to give to those who need them – not the ones you receive.

This year we are asking you a simple question. Will you help us and…Let’s GIVE Lunch?

Remember, a $15 donation buys three wholesome, healthy meals for those in need. But NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL – even $5. And if you can give more? Then we can give more back. This year, we may not fill your belly, but we can fill your soul as you share the blessings you have been given with others.

This virtual event will allow us to maintain social distancing and extend our time together beyond a single day. We are extending the event to a week with virtual lunch events each day and multiple ways to give. Visit our Facebook page the week of June 22 and join us online as we share a meal and also our thanks.

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Exceptionally Grand Patrons

Stuart Floyd

Joyce Johnson

Northwest Hardware Company, Inc.

Douglas F. Powell

Debra Sinko

Very Grand Patrons

Steve and Kathy Arle

D. Elliott Bayer

Elaine Hill Caudill

Anne M. Cepeda

Clifford and Dixie Chittum

David Dehoff & Circe Cooke

Joseph and Ray Freud Foundation

Carol Gentilini

Aretha Murray

Carol W. Pruner

John and Ann Williams

Young Disciples Sunday School Class – Thrasher United Methodist Church

Grand Patrons

Terry and Elaine Altizer

Jerry H. Ballengee

Laura M. Bowling

David Bowers

Frank and Jacqueline Bussey

Sam and Brenda Camden

Anita Chapman

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship

Alta W. Conner

Steven and Lorraine Cunningham

Jim and Nancy Curry

Ruth Dailey

Flax Dellinger

Gerald and Alma Lue Eden

Joseph Feather

Ray Ferris

Darlene Graham

Grand Storage of Vinton

Joyce Griffin

Ed and Deanna Gordon

Nadine S. Harris

Daphne Hedrick

F. Staley Hester, Jr.

Rhonda Hill

David Holmes

Jimmy and Gloria Jennings

John M. Oakey Funeral Service

Dick Kepley

Linda King

Ellie Long

Michael C. Lee

Charles Leslie

Deidre Martin

Carol Mattox

Robert McNichols

Rodney and Norma McNeil

David and Ann Miller

Mark Miller

Ron and Nancy Miller

Frances C. Mills

Donald Minnick

National Association of Railway Business Women

National Pools of Roanoke

Virginia B. Newcomb

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Nottingham

Virginia Owens

Cynthia Plain

Paula Prince

Helen Robinson

Edith M Smith

William and Charlotte St. Clair

Taylor Financial Group, Inc.

Mary W. Teass

Patsy Testerman

Thrasher Memorial Bible Study Class

Thrasher Memorial Tuesday Night Disciple Class

Nancy Yost


Leonard Allen, Jr.

Lindsay Alls

Sarah L. Bass

Stephen Boyer

Thomas Dalzell

Don and Merlene Davis

Dennis and Jan Dickens

Jeannine Eddleton

Steven and Kathleen Goldstein

Tina Griffin

Lois Sue Hash

Betty Heptinstall

Joyce Hile

Gail Holbrook

Hannah Holladay

Helen T. Johnson

Doug and Mattie Forbes

Magic City Ford

Susan D. Lynn

Michael and Maribeth Madonna

Buenaventura G. Manalo, Jr.

Debra Marshall

MW Construction Company

Margaret and Ralph Orr

Hope Patsel

Tracie Patton

Gladys Roberts

Thomas W. Roe

Gregory Shelton

Steven Silcott – Re/max Salem

Patricia Sink

Louise Snapp

Harriet Snead

Mary Surratt

Linda Melissa Suters

Denny and Sandy Troth

Deborah Ullmer

  • Event Time: 12:00
  • Location: Online
  • Sponsors: Gold: Access Marketing: Bronze: Carilion Clinic, Allstate Insurance