Sacramento has hosted many kind of food festivals in the past such as beer and chili festivals. But on August 15th, SacTown Wings hosted their second annual chicken wing festival at Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown Sacramento with partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Live music from local bands and artists played in the background while attendees, both adults and children, came to enjoy good food and good music. XOSO Sport & Social League was also present as they provided games such as Giant Jenga and Giant Beer Pong for attendees to play while they drank their beer, ate their wings, and laughed with friends.
With over 40,000 chicken wings, the options were endless as vendors like Chicago Fire, Barwest, Sac Food Co-op, and many more came to support SacTown Wings’ partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that focuses on building homes for families and revitalizing neighborhoods.
“This is my second time volunteering with SacTown Wings,” said Laura G., a member of XOSO and also a SacTown Wings volunteer. “Last year they had the event at Fremont Park and decided to move it here [at Cesar Chavez Park] because the turnout was so big. They doubled in size with the amount of vendors that are here today and I think a lot more people are going to show up today for a good cause.”
As a national non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity has built and repaired more than 1 million homes throughout the United States since its establishment in 1976. So far in the Greater Sacramento area, 124 homes have been built through the support of Habitat for Humanity. As the amount of homes being built and neighborhoods being repaired are rising in Sacramento, they couldn’t have done it without the support of events such as SacTown Wings.
With over 120 homes built in Sacramento through Habitat for Humanity, this proves how community-oriented Sacramentans are as events like SacTown Wings continues to support local communities.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Greater Sacramento, visit their website here: http://habitatgreatersac.org/