It’s one of the most delicious events of the year!
Feed the Need is a community fundraising event to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Grab the kids, and stroll over to 23rd St. in Arlington, where local restaurants are offering small bites of their tasty cuisine.
Join us in sampling tasty treats from dozens of chefs in a “Taste of the Town” event for only a $10 donation! You can pay your entrance donation right now.
Proceeds go to the Capital Area Food Bank’s food distribution system which includes Arlington County and Alexandria, supplying healthy foods to the Family Market program among others.
The help provided by Feed the Need is crucial. In Northern Virginia, more than 217,000 people (about 13 per cent of the population) are at risk of hunger, including in Alexandria City and Arlington.
Statistics are even more dramatic among children. In Northern Virginia, 1 in 6 children under age 18 is at risk of hunger. Often called the “working poor,” even many who are employed sometimes find themselves food insecure.
Just some of the restaurants generously donating their delicious food:
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Hard Times Cafe
- Urban Thai
- Hearthstone Pizza
- Champps Americana
- Cesar’s Diner
- Naked Pizza
- Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grill
- Chili’s Grill and Bar
Feed the Need is part of the “Day to Serve” initiative, a multi-state and interdenominational collaboration between Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been joined by other regional leaders in declaring the need for communities to come together and serve, with the goals of feeding the hungry and healing the planet. Feed the Need is the community’s response to this call to serve.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Where: 745 23rd St, Arlington, VA
Suggested donation: $10