Save the Date: Come to Our Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on May 16

Save the Date: Come to Our Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on May 16


Local Nonprofit Invites Community to ‘Come as You Are’

for its $15 Per Plate Fundraiser

TAKOMA PARK, MD–For the first time in its 53-year history, Meals on Wheels
Takoma Park/Silver Spring is hosting a fundraiser May 16, 5-8pm, but consistent
with its relaxed and congenial culture, the event will be a come-as-you-are, drop-
in-when-you-want spaghetti dinner held at its kitchen location. Tickets can be
purchased for $15/person at: 
“We’re eager to celebrate our growth and invite people to see the beautiful
renovations we’ve completed,” said Ruth Masterson, Executive Director of Meals
on Wheels Takoma Park/Silver Spring. “We wanted to do something to celebrate
the entire community. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and it’s going to be low key and
Anyone interested in learning more about Meals on Wheels Takoma Park/Silver
Spring–or just enjoy a tasty and inexpensive dinner out–are invited to bring
neighbors, friends and family members of all ages to drop in any time between
5pm and 7:30pm and enjoy spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and dessert prepared
right in the Meals on Wheels kitchen. Attendees will also be able to tour the office
and kitchen space–where the magic of Meals on Wheels Takoma Park/Silver
Spring happens. The cost is $15 per person, with tickets expected to sell out.
Additional beverages including wine will also be available.
“Our spaghetti dinner fundraiser is going to be a ‘don’t make dinner’ kind of an
evening, and a really fun night out,” said Courtney Gardner, Community
Engagement Manager. “Hopefully, this will be a well-liked event that can grow over
the years. We hope to see our community turn out for this first of many future fun

The silent auction will be available for bids online, whether you are at the dinner or
not, that same evening and will help raise funds for the nonprofit that prepares and
delivers delicious meals to homebound Marylanders every week. Attendees can
bid on items like Washington Nationals tickets, a week at a lake house in Quebec,
Kendra Scott jewelry, artwork, local restaurant gift certificates, and more. The
organization is still accepting auction items and sponsors, with all proceeds directly
benefiting meal delivery to hungry homebound neighbors.
Founded in 1971, this local program serves residents in Takoma, Silver Spring,
Langley Park, Chillum and Adelphi. People in these communities rely on Meals on
Wheels’ essential service to remain healthy and independent at home, now even
more so after a lingering pandemic and high inflation. In addition to preparing and
delivering nutritious hot and cold meals to homebound residents, Meals on Wheels
Takoma Park/Silver Spring saves families thousands of dollars by allowing loved
ones to remain in the comfort of their own home and still receive sustenance. One
year of Meals on Wheels TPSS service costs less than just one overnight in a
hospital or 10 days in an assisted living institution.
The spaghetti dinner takes place May 16. Diners are welcome any time between
5pm and 7:30pm – but come early to enjoy live music, with the auction closing at
8pm. The location is 7410 New Hampshire Ave. Takoma Park, MD, with the front
door in the southern wing of the building. Cost is $15 per person and all ages are
welcome. For more information please call 301-434-1922, scan the QR code
below or visit: