Buddha's Light International Association, a Temple near Cary is having a fundraiser Sun. 10/4 to help rebuild schools destroyed by the Morakot typhoon. Food is vegetarian and prepared by Temple members. (My SO attends and reports the food is always fantastic!)
Festival is 11-3, $10 donation. I am still unsure of food costs, but will update if I learn anything new!
Location if off Tryon Road:
2529 Prince Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606-4108
Edit: The $10 donation gives you a card which has 4 tickets worth 2 points each and 2 tickets worth 1 point each - total of 10 points. My understanding is a point = $1 in purchase power. All food and other items will use points for purchase. Additional $10 tickets may be purchased as desired. From what I can tell $10 should buy a good amount of deliciousness.
This will be indoors. Sounds like lots and lots of food! I was advised that modest dress is appreciated (no tank tops or short-short skirts or shorts). Longer shorts, jeans and other casual clothing is fine. Language shouldn't be an issue.
Did I say lots of food made by the members? !