John Bittrick, manager of Temple’s Dillard’s department store, presented a check for $16,943 to RMHC Vice President Pat McCray during a lunch meeting Friday. The money was raised through Dillard’s sale of South Living Cookbooks in Temple, Killeen, Waco and College Station. Along with the check, McCray and the board were presented with a special copy of the cookbook thanking them for their charitable spirit.

2014 marks the 20th year of the partnership between Dillard’s and RMHC. In that time, Dillard’s has provided over $11.4 million to RMHC chapters across the country as a result of their annual fundraisers. Over $1 million were donated as a result of 2013’s sale of cookbooks.