Thursday, October 6, 2011

24th Annual A Meal to Remember Benefits Meals On Wheels Atlanta

This year marks the 24th anniversary of “A Meal to Remember” when it returns to Atlanta this fall to raise money for Meals On Wheels Atlanta, a program of Senior Citizen Services, that has been delivering daily meals to homebound seniors in the metro area since 1970. Joanne and Charles Ackerman will be honored this year for their commitment to Senior Citizen Services and Meals On Wheels Atlanta.

This year’s elegant black-tie reception is being chaired by Marjorie Harvey, Harrison Rohr, and Jack Sawyer. This year’s theme will be “Un Repas Mémorable” exploring the tastes France. The event will be held at the St. Regis Atlanta on Friday, November r. All the guest chefs hold the Master Chef of France distinction and are Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet, Chef Marc Ehrler, Chef Pascal Tingaud, Chef Nico Romo, and Chef Andre Renard. The dinner will be coordinated by Master Chef of France, Jonathan Jerusalmy, Executive Chef at the St. Regis Atlanta.

A live and silent auction featuring food and wine, trips, fine art, and more will be held in conjunction with the dinner. The event organizers hope to raise more than $400,000 which will provide more than 61,500 nutritious meals for homebound seniors.

Proceeds generated by “A Meal to Remember” benefit Meals On Wheels Atlanta, a program of Senior Citizen Services. To allocate every dollar possible to direct meal provision, organizers of the event require every expense associated with the dinner, reception and pre-event festivities be donated or underwritten by sponsorships or auction proceeds. Since the first “A Meal to Remember” in 1988, more than $4 million has been raised to support Meals On Wheels Atlanta.

Sponsorship packages range from $35,000 to $2,500. Patron tickets are $1,500 per. Tickets may be obtained by phoning 404-605-8450 or visiting

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