Foodlink on Monday accepted a check for $5,103.72 at the Waterloo Rotary Club meeting in Seneca County. The generous donation was raised in April at the 48th annual Rural Urban Dinner at del Lago Resort.
Traditionally, the annual event has raised less than half that, however organizers were pleasantly surprised at the turnout, which included 18 sponsors, a farm-to-table menu with local food and wine pairings.
Event organizers included: Ovid-Willard & Waterloo Lions Clubs, Seneca Falls & Waterloo Rotary Clubs, and the Seneca County Farm Bureau.
Other food-related programs that the group sponsors or participates in include a canned food drive, farmers’ market, food recovery and distribution program, and the BackPack Program (named Trevor’s Gift).