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GREENSBORO, NC -- Why watch top chefs compete on TV when you can experience it in person, eat their food and raise money for Mobile Meals?

It's happening this week in Greensboro at the Empire Room. Local chefs square off in the 2014 Fire in the Triad. You will hear the cooking challenges live, see the rush to get it done and then eat the 6-course dinner.

All battles will be held at the Empire Room in Greensboro and begin at 6:30pm. Seats are available online now at but are limited to only 100 guests per night. Ticket prices are $74.78 ($59 plus tax and tip) excluding beverages. The Tuesday night is sold out. So get your Wednesday, April 23rd tickets now.

Through our partnership with the Senior Resources of Guilford's Mobile Meals Program, dining guests will have the option of making monetary donations when they purchase tickets to Fire in the Triad and when they attend battles.

In Guilford County alone Senior Resources served 91,909 meals last year to 573 home bound seniors.

Sounds like a lot, but more seniors could have been served if the sequester hadn't happened. Senior services lost $50,550 in funding. That equals to 9,772 fewer meals. Twenty-two people are now waiting get meals from Meals on Wheels.

Think about these stats:

$27.00 is the cost to provide meals for one senior for one week

Senior Resources' actual cost to provide Mobile Meals for one home bound senior for one week is $1,300.00

96% of Mobile Meals recipients report that they are able to live on their own in their home due to their participation in Mobile Meals

36% of Mobile Meals recipients report that the volunteer that delivers their meal is the only person they see that day

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