“Fork It!” is a communal dinner that serves as a regional call-to-action to end hunger and food insecurity. Scheduled for September 13th, the dinner serves as the kickoff to the Farm-To-Fork restaurant week. This dinner aims to bridge the gaps between food secure and food insecure people.
“Farm-T0-Fork was created to celebrate Sacramento’s farms and restaurants”, states Annie Fox, Lead Organizer, Sacramento Area Congregations Together. “This dinner will help build bonds between many different people and create a platform so others can understand better the challenges facing our homeless neighbors.”
This family-style dinner will take place at the Trinity Cathedral in Downtown Sacramento. “Fork It!” will include wine, an auction, and networking. The food will be prepared by Chefs Michael Thiemann and Matt Masera of Mother and Empress Tavern.
Each $150 dollar ticket will fund a dinner for the buyer and a meal for an invited guest who has experienced poverty and food insecurity.
All proceeds will go to local organizations such as Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, River City Food Bank, and Food Not Bombs, all of which serve the low income and homeless community.
Sponsorship with recognition in dinner program include:
- Harvest Hero – $5,000
(4 tickets and sponsorship recognition, logo display)
- Pantry Patron – $1,000
(2 tickets and sponsorship recognition, logo display)
- Food Access Friend – $500
(1 ticket, sponsorship recognition, logo display)
- Seedling Supporter – $250
For more information on the event and sponsorships click here.
At the end of Farm-To-Fork Restaurant Week there will be a free festival celebrating different farms, urban
gardens, food banks, and restaurants in the region.
The festival will take place Saturday September 27, 2014 on Capitol Mall.
Festival organizers are still accepting vendor applications. To download an application click here.