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Barbecue competition on July 29 to benefit The Shalom Food Pantry

The Shalom Food Pantry’s first  “Battle of the BBQs” competition is set for July 29. The event begins at 2 and continues until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The proceeds from the competition will go to the Shalom Food Pantry, an organization to help those in need.

Six teams representing six local Jewish organizations will compete in different categories including Ultimate BBQ Champion, Best Wings, Best Brisket, and People’s Choice. Attendees will get to sample each teams’ briskets and wings as well as “all you can eat”sides, including vegetarian options. There will be activities for children including face painting, Touch a Truck, and a bounce house.

The Shalom Food Pantry provides healthy food packages to individuals and families in the region who are struggling financially. The provided support is done in a respectful manner to protect people’s privacy and dignity. Currently the food pantry serves over 120 individuals on a monthly basis!

“The goal for this event is to bring awareness and to raise funds for the Shalom Food Pantry,” said Chanie Simon co-director of the Shalom Food Pantry.

“The competitors will have a great time while giving back.” Simon said. “We expect there to be a great atmosphere among the teams while they are barbecuing brisket and chicken wings, as teams sample one another’s sauces, offer tips and share some of their secrets.”

The committee planning this event includes Joy Davidoff,  Roberta Fuhrman, Ilyse Weinstein, Naomi Mozer, Zalman Simon, Rachel Ainspan, Ron Greenberg and Karen Setzen.

Admission to the fund-raiser is $20 with reservations made before July 25, and $25 after. Cost for children over 5 is $10 per child.

Reservations for the “Battle of the BBQs”  may be obtained by emailing or or  by calling  518-439-3310.



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