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2007 Chefs For Kids Dinner Raises $125,000

Posted 6/11/2007

Nearly 500 people attended the 16th Annual Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction, held May 19, at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Funds raised totaled more than $125,000 for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension nutritional program.

Chefs for Kids, Inc. is a joint venture of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The Chefs for Kids program works to eliminate malnutrition and hunger through education and awareness. The nutrition education program is taught to high-needs first and second grade students in Clark County.

Participating chefs donate 300 hours yearly, preparing much-needed breakfasts for the students at each participating school with food donated by local properties and purveyors. The Chefs for Kids program has reached more than 25,000 students since its inception.

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