CARY, NC, January 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Cary Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Chili Dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 31. Proceeds will be used to fight hunger locally and internationally. Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, 200 High Meadow Drive. The Cary Rotary Club is seeking additional event sponsors and invites the public to purchase tickets to the event.
The Cary Rotary Club started the hunger relief fundraising effort eleven years ago, and has raised more than $255,000. Funds have been donated locally to the Interfaith Food Shuttle, Urban Ministries and other organizations. Internationally, funds have been donated to Stop Hunger Now for hunger relief in Africa, Haiti and Southeast Asia.
The club seeks to raise more than $35,000 this year, pushing the total for hunger relief efforts to nearly 300,000 dollars. Funds are raised from local businesses that purchase sponsorships and individuals buying tickets. For the fifth year in a row the event sponsor is Atlantic Tire & Service. Presenting sponsors are Carquest, G.H. Jordan Development Company, Harold K. Jordan & Co, Inc., Howard, Stallings, From, & Hutson, P.A., Liberty Tax Services and the UPS Store at Stone Creek Village in Cary. Whole Foods in Cary is a sponsor of the event and will provide the chili. More than 110 businesses participated as sponsors last year.
Organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact Rod Brooks, (919) 789-1436 or Ron Stanton, (919) 285-3235. The club website http://www.thecaryrotaryclub.org has complete information and a printable or downloadable version of the Chili Dinner brochure.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance from any Cary Rotary Club member and at the door during lunch or dinner. Last year the club served 1,200 meals at lunch and dinner.
About the Cary Rotary Club
The mission of Rotary International is to assist and guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to help build a better world, emphasizing service activities by individuals and groups that enhance the quality of life and human dignity. The Cary Rotary Club, established in 1964, is Cary's original Rotary Club. The Club is involved in multiple projects that are designed to enrich the community, the district and the world. The Cary Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to which tax-deductible contributions can be made to support the work of the Cary Rotary Club.
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