IFC, which is the governing council for all fraternities on the campus of Appalachian State University, will be hosting a Chili Dinner and canned food drive in November for Blowing Rock CARES! This will take place on November 25th here in the Student Union. The cost will be $5 at the door and all proceeds will go to Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. IFC is also doing a canned food drive the week prio. Update: the Chili Dinner will be from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Blue Ridge Ballroom at the Plemmons Student Union building on the ASU campus.
Data for 2013 shows a substantial increase in need for food items during 2013. According to C.A.R.E.S. volunteer Alexis Molenda, “Something interesting to note is the reduction in children served for September, while the number of adults served continued to increase. One possibility is the children returning to school and receiving free or reduced breakfast and lunch.” Additional information available as pdf graphs: 1) Children versus Adults Served during 2013, 2) Families Served Per Month during 2013, 3) Cumulative Total Clients Served during 2013 and 4) Adult/Child Clients Served Per Month during 2013.