By Valerie LeVier
The second annual Fill A Plate for Hunger, held Sept. 18, benefitted the non-profit organization We Don’t Waste ,which stands by the belief “No one should go hungry.” The event raised more than $110,000 for the charity. It’s an innovative organization that resources surplus food from venues, events, caterers, restaurants and other major food providers and delivers the products (that would otherwise be cast off) to community-based non-profit agencies in the Denver area. It’s a win-win for the food providers and the organizations that reap the health and well-being benefits for their clients.
The sold-out event, presented by Denver Union Station, was held at the gorgeous Denver Botanic Gardens. The evening showcased small plates from restaurants on Larimer Square and other award-winning Denver restaurants, including Tamayo, Palm, Russell’s Smoke House, and Ocean Prime. Guests enjoyed gourmet prepared food, along with a variety of wine and spirits. A live auction led by Richard Sierens featured food and wine pairing dinners, a San Francisco trip, and Book of Mormon ticket package.
In August 2013, We Don’t Waste distributed 127,000 servings of food to local shelters and organizations. For more information, visit www.WeDontWaste.org
Bartenders preparing to serve attendees wine and spirits donated by Applejack Wine & Spirits.
Board of Directors member, Jessica Raile, with mom, Robyn Raile, enjoying a glass of champagne.
Live Auctioneer Roger Sierens and Executive Director Arlan Preblud pose during event kick-off.
Bistro Vendome team with Chef de Cuisine Ben Davison serving the chef’s special. Photos by Tim LeVier
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