JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – A local meat market is using one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to raise money for a good cause.
Randy Ross, the manager of Fareway Meat Market, was serving baby back ribs like hot cakes today to crowds of hungry customers.
“Oh my God, a thousand or two probably,” said Ross.
He talks about baby back ribs and his customers have left for good.
“It’s a great cause and great food,” says client Brad Wilcox.
This event is called “Ribs for Kids” and helps support FosterAdopt Connect, a local organization that serves adopted and adopted children and their families.
Like many, the pandemic has been difficult, but especially for children in foster care.
“Removed from a house which is the only house they have known, placed with a stranger and then have to stay at home with that stranger all the time and do a virtual school, they go through a lot of stress and trauma,” explains Bethany Duber of FosterAdopt Connect.
The pandemic has also made the organization’s job harder, forcing last year’s “Ribs for Kids” to go virtual, but through the ups and downs they say their focus is still on the kids.
“I always say every foster kid is the best kid in the world and when you get to know foster kids you start to realize,” Duber said.
Something even Ross behind the barbecue can accept.
He and his wife have taken in over 400 children in the Kansas City area and adopted 23.
He just hopes, year after year, that his smoking skills can greatly help children and families like his.
“Remember, this helps a lot of foster and adopted families here in the kc area,” says Ross.
The organization’s goal is to raise $ 35,000, but if you can’t get by today, they’re selling rib tokens online through October at FosterAdopt.org/buyribs.
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