TERRE HAUTE, Ind., (WTWO/WAWV)– Ivy Tech and Butler’s Pantry hosted a virtual Mother’s Day brunch as a part of Ivy Tech’s Community and College Benefit Series.
Kris Kraut, owner of Butler’s Pantry hosted the virtual cooking class on Zoom.
He said the circumstances at hand allowed him to provide hospitality in a digital way.
“It means a lot to me even in a small way, to interact with people on a very personal level by coming into their homes and helping them make a meal for their family,” Kraut said.
The proceeds from the series are used to help local businesses and Ivy Tech students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rachel Mullinnix, executive director for the Ivy Tech Foundation said they wanted help those outside of the Ivy Tech campus.
“Our students were deeply impacted by it so we knew we had to respond for our students but we couldn’t or didn’t feel like we could respond in a way that was just an Ivy Tech only or an Ivy Tech first message,” Mullinnix said.
Mullinnix expressed that the series will continue as long as there is a need among local businesses, Ivy Tech students, and community members.