Each Saturday night before a home match, Triangle Soccer Fanatics gathers in Lot C at WakeMed Soccer Park, brings lots of delicious food to share, and has a grand time breaking bread together. At the end of the night, we nonchalantly toss the leftovers in the trash bins not thinking twice about what a luxury it is to share food with our friends.
Unfortunately, 73,000 of your neighbors in central and eastern North Carolina didn't have that luxury last week. They worried about where they were going to get food. It's not hard to imagine the stress this puts on children, parents, and seniors who don’t make enough money to pay their bills, take care of their medical needs, and still have enough left over to buy groceries.
That’s where the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina steps up to help. Through over 800 local community partner agencies, the Food Bank distributes fresh and shelf-stable food to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers and elderly care programs in 34 counties.
"As a social worker here in the Triangle, I have worked with the Food Bank many times, referring my clients that needed help," said Amy Garner, Secretary of Triangle Soccer Fanatics. "I have literally seen this organization save lives of people right here in our community."
To help raise funds for the Food Bank, TSF is selling tickets to the Chef's Academy Cook Off With a Kick event scheduled for Thursday, August 28. The event will pit a number of RailHawks head-to-head in a cooking competition and you'll get a chance to determine the winner. Each ticket you purchase gains you entry to the event, food to eat, a beer from White Street Brewing Company, and a single vote in the competition. Want more votes or more beer? Simply purchase more tickets.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with a chance to meet the team before cooking begins at 6 p.m. Even if you cannot attend the event, we encourage our TSF members to make a charitable donation to the Food Bank. Every dollar donated goes directly to assisting the Food Bank in providing services right here in our community!
Purchase tickets or make a donation
Your tickets will be available for pick up at the door on the night of the event.