Sunday Supper fundraiser for the east

Supper on Sunday in the South is a time honored tradition.

Lauren Rose—
Oak sapling | illustration by

On Sunday, November 13 you can share a meal seated among 1,000 fellow dining champions on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh to raise funds for our neighbors to the east affected by Hurricane Matthew.”The idea was initially envisioned by a couple of Eastern N.C. kids,” said Joyce Kohn, Managing Member of Kohn & Associates. “We hold our home in high regard and it was hurting after the hurricane. That pain along with the divisive time our country is in and this is a way for our community to come together across the table for a shared meal to help the people who helped raise us.”Eastern N.C. barbecue, sweet tea, and all the fixins are on the menu for the day and the tablescapes are sure to be stunning. When the organizers reached out to Mike Worthington of Worthington Farms in Greenville for 125 live oak saplings to line the length of the tables he did not have that many — so he called a friend in Oklahoma who is sending them straight away. “There are multiple stories already of people donating their time, talent, and resources,” said McGavock Edwards, Strategic Communications Director at Eckel & Vaughan. After the dinner the saplings will be given to friends and farmers in the east.The proceeds from the meal will go to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew (a tax-deductible 501c3) to support recovery efforts in Eastern North Carolina communities and will be administered by the United Way of North Carolina. Kohn & Associates, Eckel & Vaughan, and Willa and John Kane are organizing the event with the support of over 200 volunteers from across Wake County, the City of Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, and many more.When: Sunday, November 13 | Noon-4:00 p.m.What: A coming together across the table with friends and family to break bread and assist our friends, family, and farmers in Eastern N.C. affected by Hurricane Matthew.Where: At a grand table with seats for 1,000 down Fayetteville Street between Morgan and Martin Streets, at participating Wake County restaurants who have committed to share 10% of their proceeds during the same time period to the relief fund, or wherever you are simply by texting SUNDAYSUPPER to 40403.How: Tickets are $20 and went on sale Thursday, November 3 at 3:30 p.m. for this one of a kind community fundraiser. Details on donating, attending, or volunteering to serve at the event can be found online at: or by texting SUNDAYSUPPER to 40403.