FoodShare (Twitter: @FoodShareTO, Facebook: FoodShare Toronto) is a Toronto non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All, founded in 1985 to address hunger in our communities. Working "from field to table", FoodShare focuses on the entire system that puts food on our tables; from the growing, processing and distribution of food to its purchasing, cooking and consumption. FoodShare programs, which reach over 155,000 children and adults per month in Toronto, include:
Student Nutrition, Field to Table Schools, The Good Food Café, Focus on Food youth internships, the Good Food Box, Mobile and Good Food Markets, Fresh Produce for Schools and Community Groups, Baby and Toddler Nutrition, Community Kitchens, Field to Table Catering, the Food Link Hotline, Power Soups, Community Gardening, Composting, Beekeeping and Urban Agriculture.
FoodShare's Recipe for Change fundraiser is a celebration of food with a purpose that supports FoodShare’s innovative and groundbreaking work in schools, getting students to grow, cook and eat more good healthy food. Thanks to Mary Luz Mejia of Sizzling Communications, I was invited to this year's 5th annual Recipe for Change. Held at the St. Lawrence Market North on Thursday, February 27th, the event included tasting plates from 30 chefs, 20 VQA wines, and 6 local beers.
This year's fundraiser also featured a dazzling silent auction which included a dual-fuel convection range, weekend getaways, food experiences and more.
It was impossible to try everything at every single booth but I did the best I could :) Here is my recap of the delicious evening: