This afternoon, students from Ivy Tech Community College’s culinary arts program hosted a banquet to benefit The Salvation Army. The banquet, a French cuisine three-course meal, is required as class work for these students, but will mean so much more for the community. The proceeds from this lunch – a total of about $500 – will be donated to support our programs that serve men, women and children in need.

Before the meal began, The Salvation Army’s Indiana Divisional Commander Major Richard Amick began by admitting that his culinary skills do not surpass more than being able to make a mean peanut butter and banana sandwich, but he expressed that he was grateful that others could put on this event for them.

“I think this is a great opportunity to help an organization that has helped so many already,” Dale Kinney, student government president, said. “I’m sure if we had more space we’d have more people.”

This is only the second event hosted by Ivy Tech to incorporate culinary classes and donating funds to charitable organizations.