How Lynchburg Cooks Supports Hunger Relief in Our Area

We hope you are planning to come to one of our most popular and important events of the year, Lynchburg Cooks for Hunger Relief (LCFHR). This year, on Monday, April 24th, we will showcase over 35 local restaurants and food vendors, along with 6 local beverage providers to bring you the most delicious event in Lynchburg. So often at events, our patrons wonder where the money goes. Does my ticket PAY for all of the wonderful food? Does it pay for the staff and event overhead? The answer is NO! At Lynchburg Cooks, your ticket purchase of $30 beforehand or $35 at the door goes directly to support hunger relief in our area. All funds raised are split into 3 and are given directly to help important non-profit agencies in our area that work to fight hunger. This year those non-profits are DAWN (Donation-A-Week-Neighbor), The Salvation Army, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Amherst County. Before we get into the important work of these agencies, we have to tell you HOW your ticket sales are 100% donation to these fabulous agencies. United Way of Central VA (UWCV) only acts as the fiscal officer for this event. Meaning, UWCV takes all donations in, and sends them right back out to the three benefiting agencies chosen each year to be the lucky recipients. Not only is this event run by a 100% volunteer board of restaurant leaders and owners, EVERY single restaurant, food vendor and beverage provider DONATES their product, supplies, staff and time to make this possible. Isn’t that AMAZING??? So, when you are enjoying the yummy eats at this year’s event,...