Metz Culinary Management, Inc. (Metz) has announced that it has raised $75,189.49 to benefit local charity Dinners for Kids through the 7th Annual Ruth’s Chris Golf Classic (Golf Classic) held at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas, PA. An all-volunteer organization, Dinners for Kids provides healthy meals to children in need living in Luzerne County, PA.
Since 2011, Dinners for Kids has provided nutritious meals to more than 10,500 food-insecure children in Luzerne County, PA. The organization creates six balanced meals each week, delivered three days a week, to children who otherwise would not receive the nutrition they need to learn and grow.
After searching for opportunities to impact food insecurity locally, Metz became involved in raising money for Dinners for Kids in 2016 through the Golf Classic. Since 2016, Metz has brought in over $355K in support of the local charity, with proceeds from the Golf Classic increasing year-over-year.
In September, 120 golfers participated in the sold-out Golf Classic. Nearly 50 sponsors from the local community and Metz’s vendors supported the event. One of our generous sponsors included Kegel’s Produce, which provides whole fruit year-round for Dinners for Kids to ensure that hungry children have six balanced meals each week with healthy, fresh fruit.
“The Ruth’s Chris Golf Classic is an opportunity for all of us at Metz to be the change we want to see in the world,” said Jeff Metz, President and CEO of Metz Culinary Management. “By raising cash every year for Dinners for Kids, we are truly making an impact in the community where we serve, and that is really meaningful for the Metz team.”
Dinners for Kids depends solely on donations and grants. All monies donated to the program are used for the direct costs of preparing meals. As a volunteer-based organization, Dinners for Kids has no paid staff and no facility expenses. Funds raised by the Golf Classic represent 30% of the operating budget for Dinners for Kids.