The Delaware Korean United Methodist Church, which has been in the Hockessin community for 34 years, held a food fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The event, which promoted Korean food, culture and heritage, was held to raise money for the Haiti Mission and to provide water purifiers for those without fresh water in Haiti.
Andrew Kim, youth pastor at the church, said that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the mission. The proceeds will also benefit the needs for medical supplies and mission needs for the Guarani tribe of Argentina in South America, Kim said.
All the food for the festival was homemade, being cooked on the spot by volunteers. Attendees could sample numerous Korean delicacies, including Patjuk, a red bean soup, Hotteok, a variety of filled Korean pancakes, and Mandu, which are dumplings in Korean cuisine.
Kim said the festival was a huge success, which served more than 1,000 people in the community and raised over $15,000.