The Collaborative for a 21st Century Appalachia plans to expand the number of Country Roads Cook-Offs currently held in West Virginia. Organizers are looking for two farmers markets to serve as hosts.
The competitions bring together area cooks in a friendly, competitive environment to promote cooking with local foods and involves chefs, sponsors, judges and tasters.
Email dwork...@ma.rr.com or call 304-669-4340.
The Covenant House Food Pantry, located in First Presbyterian Church, is expanding its hours. Additional volunteers are needed for Monday afternoon shifts from 1 to 3 p.m. and on the first and third Thursday afternoon shifts from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers for the second and four Monday morning shifts are also needed.
Eat for a cause
Quaker Steak and Lube at Southridge hosts Dine to Donate fundraising events on Monday evenings. Charitable groups such as March of Dimes, Salvation Army and the Relay for Life, receive a percentage of the sales they bring into the restaurant on designated dates.
Thursday nights are Bike Nights welcoming motorcyclist guests. Special events include live bands and giveaways. Quaker Steak and Lube, 2931 Mountaineer Blvd. 304-746-9401.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.