Delaware Burger Battle raises money for food insecurity

DELAWARE (KYW Newsradio) — A charity burger challenge raised money to help battle food insecurity in Delaware.  

Fifteen restaurants participated in the 8th annual Delaware Burger Battle.

Founder JulieAnne Cross explains it’s a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to area charities.

“Our beneficiaries this year are the Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware Pro Start,” she said.

The Food Bank of Delaware addresses food insecurity.

“But what they also do that’s important is they have a 12-week program that teaches people to cook,” Cross explained.

Chris Hoops was among the people who came out to enjoy a day of beer, burgers and coffee.

“I’ve had most of the burgers here, yeah,” Hoops said.

Reporter: How many can you eat?

“I feel like I hit my limit at like a dozen samples of burgers, probably,” he said.

Everyone who attends gets to vote.

“They get three tickets,” Cross said. “They can put them all in one bucket or spread them around.”

Then the winner of this “burger battle” gets to feel good about this charity event, along with bragging rights for the rest of the year.

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