Friday, July 31, 2009

American Red Cross Chef Challenge Dinner- August 18th at Foxhollow Farms!

Our Red Cross center in Oldham County is holding a dinner to raise money for its food bank Tuesday, August 18 at Foxhollow Farms. The dining adventure will be orchestrated by Larry Agnew, executive chef at Avalon Restaurant.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun in the kitchen,” says Chef Agnew of Avalon on Bardstown Road. “We’re going to create an exciting meal that includes pantry staples and fresh summer ingredients, many from local farms like Foxhollow.”

The Oldham County Red Cross food bank, a Red Cross program unique to Oldham County, has seen an increase in demand for its services as the economy has faltered. It has served 327 Oldham county families this year, while maintaining a significant reserve of food for distribution in Oldham disasters like floods, tornadoes, or house fires. “The role we play is not to permanently support people,” says Rick Bissmeyer of OCRC. “It’s to give a helping hand in a time of crisis. We’re seeing more of that kind of thing in this tough economy, and our resources are stretched.”

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Dinner is $75 per person, or groups can reserve a table (seats 8) for $600. All proceeds benefit the Oldham County Service Center of the Louisville Area Chapter. For more information, check out the link below or call (502) 222-0308. Thank you for your support!