Posted on September 11, 2019


CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) collected $6,000 in contributions for Charleston Chefs Feed the Need, a group dedicated to helping relieve hunger for local families.

IRI dedicated a portion of one week’s registration fees from its annual conference, VISION19, which is being held in Charleston this week. The charitable effort is a new IRI initiative to give back to communities that host its annual conference.

“Feed The Need was created to eliminate some of the economic burden that area soup kitchens and shelters are facing in today’s economic environment. The goal of Charleston Chefs Feed The Need is to serve approximately 500 meals per week using four different service venues.Our industry is committed to giving back to communities and to those in need,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI president and CEO. “Charleston Chefs Feed the Need is a well-known organization that is dedicated to helping their fellow citizens in need by donating meals prepared by the talented chefs of Charleston every week. We are very proud to provide them with this contribution.”

Contributions were raised through registration fees, an additional IRI contribution, $1,000 from VISION19 speaker, Jason Chepenik, Chepenik Financial, and IRI members.

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