Bentley’s Grill and Salem Convention Center Chefs Team up to Participate in Local Charity Event to Support Marion-Polk Food Share
September is #HungerActionMonth and we are proud to announce that Bentley’s Grill is joining the catering team at Salem Convention Center along with approximately 50 of Mid-Willamette Valley’s most acclaimed restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and caterers on Sunday, October 4, 2015 to share samples of some of our favorite dishes at the Bonaventure Senior Living Chefs’ Nite Out.
Chef’s Nite Out is a major fundraising event to support the Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS), a nonprofit regional food bank.
“This is the 17th annual Chefs’ Nite Out, and it’s the best yet,” says event organizer Linda Kromer. “People love it because it’s a unique opportunity to appreciate the culinary talent in the mid-valley all in one place. This year, we have 7 new food and drink partners so there will be something for everyone.”
In the past, Bentley’s Grill & the Salem Convention Center teams have served small plates with tasty bites like Duck Confit on a Crispy Wonton with Mixed Greens & Huckleberry Compote and Crispy Crab Cakes with Asian Slaw and Tobiko Aioli…..what will we serve this year? Only one way to find out!
Join us in supporting Marion-Polk Food Share at this popular culinary extravaganza on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Salem Convention Center. 100% of ticket sales will go to support ending hunger in our community.
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Marion-Polk Food Share
Marion-Polk Food Share is the nonprofit regional food bank providing the bulk of the emergency food given out to hungry area residents through their network of over 98 direct-service charities located throughout Marion and Polk counties. Their hunger-relief efforts focus on providing emergency food assistance and increasing self-sufficiency for families living with limited resources. Their mission to END hunger is accomplished with the support of the local community and through a variety of innovative programs.
MPFS distributes over 8.2 million pounds of food annually through partnership with nearly 100 member direct-service charities that are working to serve hungry families, children and individuals in Marion and Polk counties.
Some of Marion-Polk Food Share’s Programs that need our support include:
- The Emergency Food Box Program: provides a 3-5 days emergency food supply to families and individuals in crisis.
- Community Kitchen: serves as an educational center, providing instruction to students of all ages on a wide variety of topics that promote healthier eating on a budget.
- Spring Break Community Lunch: A program that helps feed kids during the week of Spring Break when school meals are not available.
- Community Gardens: produces food for distribution at pantries, as well as for the gardeners themselves, many of whom rely the food they grow.
- Food Production: Since 2006, MPFS has engaged in crop sharing and food production endeavors that have increased emergency food supplies.
- Food Recovery: Every weekday morning, Marion-Polk Food Share drivers collect perishable food that is close to its sell-by date but still has significant nutritional value.
- The Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm: Develops a new generation of farmers and food advocates committed to providing healthy and fresh food for our community.