The FoodShare fundraising event was held on Friday 20 September at the Old Beechworth Gaol. The dinner was attended by 120 guests and raised $12,000 for FoodShare. This will directly assist us with continuing to provide 25,000 meals a week to people in need across our region.
We were overjoyed by the support we received from the community. It was great to see everyone seated at the long banquet table enjoying the delicious meal prepared by Taste Trekkers with ingredients sourced from FoodShare donors. The bar was also very popular at the guard’s station which was stocked with Bilson’s beverages and Traviarti wine. The tables also looked beautiful with the floral arrangements from Beechworth Floral Designs which were auctioned off at the end of the evening.
We were also pleased to introduce JWP Architects as a new corporate partner and we are looking forward to building relationships with other sponsors as we continue to seek vital funding to support our quest in finding a new home for FoodShare.
The event also launched the FoodShare Buy a Brick Fundraiser to raise funds for the new FoodShare warehouse. Everyone that buys a brick in the lead up to the opening of the new warehouse will have their name included on a plaque in the new building. With 25 brick donations received on the night we are underway to reaching our target of 1,000 bricks.
Click here if you would like to make a contribution to the buy a brick fundraiser.
Thank you to everyone that attended the dinner and we look forward to hosting you at the next FoodShare fundraiser event.