On Saturday, January 31st the North Carolina State University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (aka the Leopold Wildlife Club) hosted their fourth annual “Wild Foods Supper.” The Wildlife Club comes together every year to organize a dinner that features local, wild foods as a gathering celebration to raise money.
Many local wildlife professionals, University alumni, current students, and other club supporters join this friendly and fun dinner. The club uses the money they raise to support field trips and other wildlife-related learning experiences. A significant portion of the proceeds are used to send students to The Wildlife Society’s Southeastern Conclave, which is being hosted by Virginia Tech March 12-15.
The Wild Foods Supper was a special experience for everyone involved. There was a plethora of wild game, home grown vegetables, and other wild foods to choose from. Many people brought their favorite wild foods dish to share and participated in a cooking contest.
The club also auctioned off a variety of donated gifts including paintings, books, and tools. Many local people and local companies helped with donations for this annual supper. Due to the generosity of the community, the silent auction was a huge success in terms of fundraising for the club.
This event overall had a great turnout in attendance and participation. It was wonderful to see so many people gathered for food, fun, and entertainment to share common interests for all things wildlife!
For more information on the Student Chapter visit their Facebook.
Wild Game Dinners, sometimes called “Beast Feasts”, are a popular fundraiser for Student Chapters of TWS. When executed correctly, these dinners not only help the chapter raise money but also provide member bonding and networking opportunities.