20 Fun Facts About RDO Caters Taters for Charity


It’s the 20th anniversary of RDO Caters Taters for Charity. Since 2000, this community staple has been serving up spuds and raising money for charities in the Fargo-Moorhead community. To celebrate 20 years of food, friends, and funds, here are 20 fun facts about RDO Caters Taters for Charity. 1. 100% of funds raised – including ticket sales, raffle tickets, sponsorship dollars, and donations – go directly to the benefiting charity. 2. The first RDO Caters Taters event served approximately 750 people. 3. More than 30 R.D. Offutt Company team members make up the RDO Caters Taters committee. 4. Take Out orders account for more than half of the lunches enjoyed at the event. 5. A mix of local and national businesses generously sponsor RDO Caters Taters each year. 6. One of the most popular tater toppings, buffalo chicken, was introduced in 2018. 7. The event began as just a dine-in luncheon – the raffle, door prizes, photo booth, and Take Out were added throughout the years. 8. Now held in November, a few previous RDO Caters Taters events took place in October. 9. Guests do a wonderful job sharing their experience using the exclusive event, #RDOCatersTaters 10. The first RDO Caters Taters charitable partner was the American Cancer Society. 11. Now available online, Take Out Orders used to be mailed in or placed over the phone. 12. When the event first began, guests could choose chili or broccoli cheese as their tater topping. 13. The average temperature on event-day is around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 14. RDO Caters Taters began because RDO Leadership wanted to host an event that would give back to the community. 15. In 2017, the event moved to its current home: Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo 16. RDO Caters Taters chooses a new charity to support each year. 17. Approximately 200 volunteers help make event-day a success. 18. In 2018, nearly 50 businesses generously sponsored the event. 19. Tommy Tater gives the best high-fives. 20. More than raising dollars, RDO Caters Taters for Charity aims to raise awareness for the benefiting charity, and make a lasting impact. ---------- Join us for RDO Caters Taters for Charity, Tuesday, November 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. 100% of proceeds benefit PATH ND. See event photos and special updates by following RDO Caters Taters on Facebook and Instagram .

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