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WNY’s First Virtual Meat and Veggie Raffle, Chillin’ and Grillin’ Set for July 28

JUNE 29, 2020
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WNY’s First Virtual Meat and Veggie Raffle, Chillin’ and Grillin’ Set for July 28

(BUFFALO, NY) – Just in time for grilling season, a new online virtual event, Chillin’ and Grillin’ is set for July 28, 2020 benefiting the Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO). Chillin’ and Grillin’ is Western New York’s first ever virtual meat and veggie raffle. Funds raised will help CAO continue their vital programming during the Covid-19 crisis.

Tickets are available at for $50 and include entry into all 12 rounds of drawings, with three spins and winners per round, entry into the three bonus rounds, entry into a gift card raffle, and entry in a 50/50 drawing. Add-on opportunities include grand prize tickets for a five foot cubic freezer full of meat, and 4K UHD Smart LED Roku TV, as well as extra tickets for the 50/50 raffle.

Art from Arty Party will be spinning the big wheel, just as if you were there, on his Facebook page live and on on July 28. Ticket holders do not need to be tuned in to win. Meats are being provided by Pellicano’s Marketplace and include items such as. steaks, chicken, burgers, sausage, eggs, bacon, brisket filet, lobster, turkey, ribs, hot dogs, corn, tomatoes, squash, and potatoes.

Thomas Kane, Vice President of Development at CAO shifted to a virtual meat raffle after CAO’s Meat Raffle was cancelled in March due to the Covid-19 crisis. He thought a virtual event would be a fun way for the community to help a cause which has stepped up a great deal for Western New York residents in need during the crisis.

“Summer is all about grilling with your family and friends, so this event will help Western New Yorkers who want to stock up on meat and veggies to grill up,” Kane said. “There will be more than 100 winners, and they can pick up their winnings at Pellicano’s Marketplace on Saturday. August 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We are still seeking sponsors for the event.”

Potential sponsors or anyone with questions regarding the event can call Kane at 716-533-8557.

Ticket numbers will be randomly generated and assigned at the close of ticket sales, which is a few days before the event. Ticket holders will receive an email from CAO with their assigned numbers at that time.


The Community Action Organization of WNY was designated in 1965 as the official anti-poverty agency for Erie County with a mission to serve the unmet needs of our low income population. Today, CAO serves more than 50,000 families and individuals within Erie and Niagara Counties through a variety of programs and services. Visit for more information.