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YPA invitation to 2017 Oktoberfest by Rotary Club of Asheville

Rotary Club of Asheville

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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2017 Rotary Club of Asheville Oktoberfest 2d 11h 29m $25.00 $2.37

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2017 Rotary Club of Asheville invites the Young Professionals of Asheville to Rotary Oktoberfest

Ticket Includes: Two complimentary beers or one wine, sodas, brats, kraut & assorted salads and dessert.

  • Music - Dance to a real polka band!
  • 50/50 Raffle

Wear your Dirndls or Lederhosen

Tickets:

$25 in Advance

$30 at the Door

(portion of all ticket sales goes towards Rotarians Against Hunger)

 

Fact Sheet

Rotarians Against Hunger 2017

Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) Fighting Hunger at Home

  • Rotary Clubs across WNC have been working together to fighting hung through RAH since 2010.
  • The Rotary Club of Asheville and The Rotary Club of South Asheville provide major coordination and significant financial support for the food packaging event.
  • Rotary Clubs across the region (Sylva, Biltmore, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Weaverville, Asheville Breakfast, Arden, Madison County) make significant contributions of cash and volunteers.
  • The food insecurity problem is widespread and getting worse in our area.
  • RAH has distributed over 1 million meals in WNC and overseas since RAH began in 2010.
  • RAH needs to raise $65,000 this year to purchase food to make 300,000+ fortified macaroni and cheese meals
  • RAH needs over 700 volunteers (businesses, families, schools, churches, civic organizations and individuals) to pack food at the annual meal packaging event
    • Date: TBD for 1Q2018
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: TBD

   First packing shift will be from 9:00 AM – Noon

Second packing shift will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM,

We will need help for a cleanup crew from 4 PM to 6 PM. Strong hands and backs appreciated.

  • Partners include MANNA FoodBank will distribute the food packages in WNC, the Reuter Family YMCA has provided space for the RAH food packing event, and Seed Programs International will send vegetable seed packets oversees to help address global hunger, and The Rotary Club of Asheville Foundation ( 501c3 organization) which helps manage donations.
  • Major 2014 sponsors include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Paramount Kia Asheville , Signarama and Wilsonart

Hunger in North Carolina and WNC

  • In North Carolina in 2013, 19.3% of residents live with food insecurity, which is higher than that national average of 16.4%. Nationally, North Carolina ranks 11th in the nation in childhood food insecurity with 26.7% of children struggling to have access to 3 square meals a day.
  • Within the 16 county area served by MANNA FoodBank, the food bank and its partner agencies continue to serve many clients facing various challenges providing food for 13,200 unique clients in a typical week and 107,600 are served annually.
  • Age: Among all clients, 24 percent are children under age 18 and 18 percent are seniors age 60 and older. 
  • Income and Poverty: An estimated 60 percent of client households have an income of $10,000 or less; 22 percent have annual incomes of $10,001 to $20,000.
  • Health: An estimated 31 percent of households report at least one member with diabetes; 55 percent of households report at least one member with high blood pressure. Additionally, 62 percent of households reported having unpaid medical bills.
  • Education: An estimated 67 percent of all clients have attained a high school degree or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or more, and an estimated 26 percent of all clients have post-high school education (including license or certification, some college, or a four-year degree).
  • Coping Strategies: When faced with the threat of food insecurity, individuals are forced to engage in various coping strategies. Clients reported the following: 88% purchased inexpensive, unhealthy foods; 66% ate food past the expiration date; 62% purchased food in dented or damaged packages, 48% received help from family or friends, 46% sold or pawned personal property, 41% watered down food or drinks.
  • Employment: An estimated 56 percent of households have a household member who had worked for pay in the last 12 months; in 64 percent of client households, the most-employed person from the past 12 months is currently out of work.

Worldwide Hunger

  • 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat (defined as chronically facing medically-recognizable malnutrition). This number has fallen by 17 percent since 1990.
  • 98.2% of the hungry (by the above definition) live in the developing world.
  • One in four of the world’s children suffer from stunted growth; 80% of those stunted children live in just 20 countries.
  • 2.6 million children die of hunger-related causes each year.
  • The majority of hungry people in the world are farmers by trade, but often lack the resources needed to even grow their own food.
  • Poverty is the root cause of hunger. 2.8 billion people live on less than $2 per day. 80% live on less than $10 per day.

RAH Fighting Hunger Abroad through Seed Programs International (SPI)

  • SPI is a North Carolina-based 501c3 organization since 1999.
  • SPI has distributed more than 13 million packets of seed to 75 countries.
  • SPI’s mission is to provide good quality vegetable seeds, expertise, and training materials to humanitarian organizations working around the world to alleviate hunger and poverty.
  • Seeds provided are non-GMO and appropriate to local conditions.
  • SPI provided 400,000 packets of vegetable seed in 2013, to 46 projects in almost 30 countries.
  • 2013 Rotarians Against Hunger contributions provided enough seed to grow:
    • Almost 1000 gardens
    • More than 72,000 pounds of vegetables, even assuming 1/4 of good US yield due to challenging conditions.
    • More than 300,000 vegetable servings.
  • RAH 2013 and 2014 contributions supported projects to:
    • Aid women’s gardening for nutrition and income in Cameroon, West Africa;
    • Support displaced farmers’ need for new crops to counter malnutrition in Honduras;
    • Provide seeds for orphanages and Tuberculosis homes in North Korea.
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Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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