2023 Annual Mildred Council Community Dinner

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission and Office of Equity & Inclusion are co-sponsoring the 23rd Annual Mildred Council Community Dinner to be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the McDougle Middle School Cafeteria, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd. in Chapel Hill, NC. 

The Community Dinner is a community building event, crossing economic, racial, religious and ethnic barriers and presenting a wealth of wonderful, culturally diverse food and entertainment from our own community. In 2014 The Community Dinner was a winner of a National League of Cities Award for Cultural Diversity.

Mildred Council, aka "Mama Dip," was the creator of this event and our source of inspiration and partner for 21 Community Dinners, celebrating our community's cultural diversity. She is sorely missed by all who knew her, and continues her legacy through her children and grandchildren.

Mildred Council's family at Mama Dip's Kitchen will be coordinating the menu and, along with the Carolina Inn, provide the Dinner's main courses. We are very pleased that the Council family want to keep their association with this event which was so important to their mother, Mama Dip. In addition, many local restaurants and churches donate side dishes and desserts to complete the feast. This gives attendees the opportunity to taste food from our many community partners who contributed dishes, all in one place.

You can make a one time or recurring donation to this effort here. Create an account, navigate to donate page, select Community Dinner under "Select a Fund" drop down menu.

For more information about the Community Dinner, visit the Community Dinner Website at www.communitydinner.com.