Feeding America San Diego Partners with ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!
On September 13, a key fundraising event in San Diego will feature 100 of the region’s top Latin restaurants and chefs, with silent auction proceeds to help fight hunger. San Diego’s premier annual Latin culinary extravaganza, ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!, has forged a partnership with Feeding America San Diego, which been named as the exclusive non-profit partner of the 2014 festival. Collaboration grew from the organizations’ overlapping goals to help eradicate hunger and its negative impact on the quality of life in the San Diego community.
Bringing the Festival’s signature event, Grand Tasting Village, to San Diego’s leading outdoor culinary venue, the Embarcadero Marina Park North, this Fall, the event will take place September 11 through the 13th with 100% of the silent auction proceeds to benefit Feeding America San Diego and its Feeding Kids programs.
“The Festival is delighted to be working with Feeding America San Diego in 2014,” said Richie Matthews, Festival director. “The San Diego region is home to the top Latin restaurant concepts from renowned culinary talent in the U.S. and our partnership reflects their commitment to excellence in Latin culinary experiences.
With a collection of restaurants and world-renowned chefs at one tasting event – including chefs Richard Sandoval (owner of 40 restaurants), George Duran (Food Network), Sara Polczynski (Blind Burro), Roberto Alcocer (Malva), Drew Deckman (Deckman’s En El Mogor), Martin San Roman, to name a few – presents guests with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience complete with an extensive wine, craft beer and spirits collection.
“1 in 4 children in San Diego County struggle with hunger,” said Jennifer Gilmore, executive director of Feeding America San Diego. “Proceeds from the ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! will support our Feeding Kids initiative, which focuses on increasing access to critical food resources for children and educating families about healthy eating.”
Pamper Your Palate + Fight Hunger. Tickets for the 2014 Grand Tasting Village San Diego presented by ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! are on sale here or by calling 858.461.1970 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST).
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