A simple meal is out to benefit research of a complex disease.
Delta Tau Delta is holding a macaroni and cheese feed, dubbed Deltaroni, to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The all-you-can-eat event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, with a $5 fee. All Deltaroni proceeds will be donated to JDRF to help fund finding a cure for type-1 diabetes.
Jacob Lynch, a junior in management communication and Delta Tau Delta public relations director, said the philanthropy of the international fraternity and every chapter of Delta Tau Delta around the world helps raise money for the organization.
NDSU’s Iota Sigma chapter of Delta Tau Delta “has had many experiences with people who are directly impacted by this disease,” he said.
Lynch said a young girl with type-1 diabetes and her family came to NDSU’s Delta Tau Delta chapter to share their experiences and optimism.
“Their family’s strength makes all of the work that goes into this event worth it,” he said.
Planning for Deltaroni took about a year, Lynch said, as the fraternity wants to ensure planning for a good date and started immediately after last year’s event.
Deltaroni follows one year after four annual knoephla feeds. The fraternity decided to switch up the feed’s food this year.
Lynch said macaroni and cheese has a generally good opinion across all ages.
He added he is confident a large number of people will attend the event as its Facebook event page lists over 200 people who plan to attend.
Delta Tau Delta received hot dogs and noodles as donations from Cloverdale Meets and Dakota Growers.
“Both of the local organizations show the generosity of our community,” Lynch said.
Most fraternities and sororities hold events similar to Deltaroni, Lynch said, adding the “Greek community at NDSU holds many feeds every semester to benefit various charities.”
JDRF is committed to assisting children living with type-1 diabetes, Deltaroni’s flyer said. JDRF is also the leading organization funding type-1 diabetes research.
“It is great seeing the community come together for events like this,” Lynch said. “Members of all sorts of campus organizations, faculty and staff all make an effort to come together to help raise money for JDRF which is very heartwarming.”
WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26
WHERE: University Lutheran Center, 1201 13th Ave N.