Staples on the menu for Carroll County Food Sunday benefit

Turning bologna, dry milk and rolled oats into gourmet cuisine is the challenge behind a special fundraising dinner being held this week for the benefit of Carroll County Food Sunday.

The dinner — dubbed "Off the Shelf" — will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster

The retirement community's chef, Chris Spear, and his crew will use food pantry staples to create a gourmet meal, with proceeds raising money for Carroll County Food Sunday, the nonprofit that helps families in need throughout the county.

The final details for the four-course meal will be unveiled at the event, but items that must be used in the challenge include canned marinara sauce, canned peaches, rolled oats, bologna, canned corn, hot dogs, ground turkey, dry milk powder, Apple Jacks cereal, canned apples and cranberry sauce as part of the menu.

Tickets are limited, and are $60. To reserve, contact Frank Baylor at or 443-340-2061. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with music, cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

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