Alpha Gamma Delta holds inaugural Crockpot Cookoff

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Alpha Gamma Delta sorority members say the organization prioritizes two main functions of philanthropy: service, and fundraising.

Year-round, the organization hosts events to fight hunger in the community, including right here in Pike County.

“Our main mission is to just serve in the community where we are placed, whether that is through volunteer events, community service, or hosting events ourselves,” said Maddie Giles, Vice President of Philanthropy.

This spring, the sorority chose a new approach to raising money.

“Our events kind of change from year to year; this year we had our first annual crockpot cookoff, which was so much fun and I really think it was a huge success,” Giles explained.

Greek-affiliated and non-greek-affiliated organizations entered in a crockpot dish of their choice. The winner of the competition had the chance to win a $100 cash prize.

Giles said an event of this size was only possible through the hard work of TROY’s sorority and non-sorority members.

“Seeing the hard work just come to fruition, and seeing people being able to come out and enjoy our events, and then seeing how much money we can raise and be able to directly donate to some places here in TROY but also globally as well through our partnerships.”

TROY’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity took home the prize for the best overall dish with its buffalo chicken dip.