On Giving Tuesday, The Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB) young professionals group, Kitchen Cabinet, held a fundraiser to raise money and awareness about GBFB’s Hunger-Free Holidays Campaign. The Hunger-Free Holiday Campaign takes place during the holiday season for the 1 in 11 people who are food insecure.
The party was held at Publico in South Boston and was attended by over 115 area young professionals. Santander, Tito’s Vodka, MERGE Boston and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare helped to sponsor the event which raised over $20,000 to help ensure those across Eastern Massachusetts know where their next meal is coming from.
“The turnout tonight is amazing” said Brittany Walker, Chair of Kitchen Cabinet. “There are so many people in this age range that are committed to ending hunger, which can sometimes be an invisible problem for so many. It’s so important to see the next generation of leaders supporting GBFB and doing their part to make sure everyone has access to fresh, healthy meals.”
Throughout the evening, attendees participated in a wine grab, with wines partially donated by Joel Gott wines and wine from the personal collection of Jack and Carol O’Loughlin.
Attendees also had the chance to participate in a raffle and silent auction featuring items from local businesses like B/Spoke Studios, Laugh Boston, and City Table as well as artwork by local artist Samurai White. Bidders went big for New England Patriots tickets, donated by Stephen Marcus and his son Jake Marcus, as well as passes to the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker.
Through their efforts, GBFB’s young professionals group raised enough money to donate over 5,000 holiday meals to our neighbors in need.
If you are interested in joining Kitchen Cabinet, please visit https://www.gbfb.org/KitchenCabinet.