23

Feb


Don Thiery

I really love acting as a Coordinating Chef for the Chefs’ Feast every year. I’ve been involved with this event so long that even Rodney Bivens (the Regional Food Bank’s Executive Director) looked young back then. (Then again, so did I!) That first year that I was involved, we were expecting about 275 guests. Boy, have times changed. This year, we are expecting more than 800 people to attend!

I encourage you all to come out and taste what the chefs have prepared, while keeping in mind that the money raised will help sustain the Regional Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program throughout the year. The Food 4 Kids backpack program is particularly important to me – it ensures that the chronically hungry kids on the program have something good to eat during the weekends and school holidays. We hope to raise enough money this year to be able support 250 kids through the program.  Even though nearly 8,000 children in 263 elementary schools participated in the program last year, there are still thousands of children who need this help.

The theme this year, Food Fight at the OK Corral, will fit right in with chefs and their excellent dishes. How can you go wrong with so many amazing chefs, the incredible restaurants they represent, and this amazing cause?  Come out and sample some of the finest food in the region.

Get your ticket and/or table now before it’s too late by contacting Angie Gaines today at againes@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-604-7109! We’re hoping for a sell-out event !