JABA Hosts "Chill'n and Grill'n" Event to Benefit Meals Program

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy of JABA Photo courtesy of JABA

This week, you can kick back and relax with a hot meal straight off the grill, and give back to seniors in the community at the same time. The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) is continuing its "Chill’n and Grill’n" summer tradition to raise funds for the home delivered meals program.

You can't beat some good barbecue, good music, and good company on a nice summer day in Charlottesville. JABA is combining all those elements in a fun community event for people of all ages to enjoy.

The nonprofit will be hosting its “Chill'n and Grill'n in August” event Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizers will fire up the grills right outside Vinegar Hill Café in the Jefferson School City Center.

Barbecue ribs, barbecue chicken, hamburgers, collard greens, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade cornbread are all on the menu. Guests can enjoy the meal with live music for just $10.

“It's really easy to come here,” said JABA spokesperson David McNair. “Last time, there was a real cross section of people. There were kids, younger people, older people. We had some live music, dogs - a really fun community event that's very unusual downtown. You don't see that a lot.”

This event started last year to help support JABA's home delivered meals program. The effort provides food for seniors who cannot prepare well-balanced meals for themselves.

There is a children's menu and pricing available. Chefs will also serve up vegetarian options upon request.

JABA will try and hold "Chill’n and Grill’n" festivities on the first Thursday of every month.

  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

    Sign up to receive news, weather, and breaking news emails from the NBC29 newsroom in your inbox daily.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.