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Local chefs to compete at Rockwall County Helping Hands tasting event

NOTE: DATE CHANGE FROM MAY 11 TO MAY 25! 

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 25, 2017) Rockwall County Helping Hands is excited to celebrate another year of service and community support with their Chef’s Tasting Event on Thursday, May 25. This event will be held at Culpepper Steak House in Rockwall and tickets are available online.

This event promises to have lots of food, fun and live music! Enjoy samples of culinary delights from Executive Chef Zach at Occasions at Stone River, Greek treats from Kostas at Opa! Greek Taverna, big bites from Dodie’s Cajun Café and samplings from Culpepper Steak House. Each participant will present food for all attendees to taste and vote on their favorite.

Please help us continue to be the community’s safety net and lend a hand up for our neighbors by purchasing tickets for this Rockwall County Helping Hands event.

Helping Hands Facts 

For over forty years, Helping Hands has offered emergency assistance to Rockwall County residents in crisis by striving to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry, without a roof overhead or deprived of needed medical care. Helping Hands is the community’s first line of defense in bad times, making the agency a vital part of Rockwall County.

In 2016, more than 23,000 bags of food were provided to clients from our food pantry, and provided emergency assistance to more than 4,060 unduplicated clients.

Helping Hands provided over 890 children with toys at Christmas, 270 food baskets at Thanksgiving and 400 school supply packs for children in need at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

In 2016, over 10,000 patients were served at the Health Center of Helping Hands and over 900 vaccines were given to keep your community healthy.  Our low-cost clinic is available to everyone and patients are treated with respect by qualified nurse practitioners and volunteer doctors.

The reach of Helping Hands extends further with the Boutique and Thrift Store of Helping Hands’ upscale resale shops selling quality merchandise at bargain prices. It is not unusual for shoppers to find designer-brand goods with the original price tag in the Boutique. Your donations of clothing, furniture and household items also provided 237 of your neighbors with clothing and furniture this past year.

While the Thrift Store and Boutique sales account for more than 30% of the agency’s annual income, this doesn’t cover all that’s needed to assist clients. Helping Hands depends on the extra funding from our natural base of support – you.

Be a volunteer or attend this special fundraising event – Helping Hands needs YOU, Rockwall needs YOU!

Please consider making a financial gift. Your one-time or monthly gift of $25, $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 can make all the difference… to our Food Pantry, to our Emergency Assistance program, to our Health Center – and to your struggling neighbors.

To donate, please go to rockwallhelpinghands.com or call 972-771-1655.

Submitted press release by Tiffany Olson, Director of Events & Marketing, Rockwall County Helping Hands. 

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