The Amarillo Civic Center hosts the 20th Annual Beans & Cornbread Luncheon Monday at 11:30 a.m.
The Beans & Cornbread Luncheon was created in 1997.
It serves as a kick off for the Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless (ICH) where the proceeds go to local agencies that either serve those who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are currently homeless.
The Annual Beans & Cornbread Luncheon is based on the reality that one may have to sustain on a meal of “beans and cornbread”.
Last year, businesses and individuals supported the luncheon to the extent of nearly $70,000. This year the committee hopes to reach their luncheon goal of $100,000.
The ICH then continues the campaign with local churches to reach the overall goal of $150,000, which is then generously matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000 from the Pete & Wanda Gilvin Fund, a component of Amarillo Area Foundation.
The ultimate goal is to bring $300,000 to assist agencies who meet the needs of those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families, to keep their homes, or to find safe shelter.