Anna's Gourmet Goodies Helps Feed Special Olympians

Anna's Gourmet Cookies donated oatmeal raisin cookies to feed the athletes at the Special Olympics competition held on October 1, 2011 in Raleigh, NC.

Raleigh, NC, October 06, 2011 --( Anna’s Gourmet Goodies donated cookies to feed 300 athletes in the Special Olympics North Carolina competition held on Saturday, October 1 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The cookies were distributed, along with lunch, by the Wake Forest Civitan Club.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Anna’s has supported the Special Olympics through the Civitan Club. Chris Duke, co-founder and Chief Baking Officer received an award for service from Civitan in 2008.

“We really appreciate the support from Anna’s Gourmet Goodies,” said Bill McKenney, President of the Wake Forest Civitan club. “The cookies are fantastic and the athletes love ‘em!”

Anna’s Gourmet Goodies supports a variety of charities including Pretty in Pink, Habitat for Humanity, Sharefish, Striving for More, and others around throughout the country. “We try to do as much as we can to give something back to the community,” said Duke. “We are especially honored to support the Special Olympics and the athletes who compete in these games.”

About Civitan International
Founded in 1917, Civitan International is an organization of volunteer service clubs from around the world that are dedicated to helping people in their communities. The Wake Forest Civitan Club was named club of the year in 2007 by the Mayor of Wake Forest. In addition to the Special Olympics, other current projects include blankets for the Ronald MacDonald house, Duke Children’s Hospital and they conduct a food drive for those in need.Do volenteer work at the Ronald McDonald room at Wakmed. The club meets at the Forks Cafeteria on the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Civitan membership is open to anyone who wishes to give back to their community. For more information about Civitan go to

About Anna’s Gourmet Goodies
Anna’s Gourmet Goodies, Inc. is a North Carolina corporation, originally founded in 2001, and is a member of Goodness Grows in NC and the NC Specialty Foods Association. The company makes, bakes and ships gourmet cookies to recipients throughout the United States and to military bases around the world. For more information about the company and products, please visit

For additional information contact Chris Duke by phone at 888-864-4832 or via email to

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