Farm Fresh Feast Auction

An Invitation To Support Hopelink

Hopelink invites you to join us in making an impact in our community by making an auction donation in support of our 3rd Annual Farm Fresh Feast. Your participation will greatly enhance our auction and contribute to the success of our event. Your support will also help us advance in our mission to build healthy communities free of poverty.

Event Details
Hosted by Hopelink and Chef John Howie, Farm Fresh Feast takes place Thursday July 21, 2016, at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. The evening brings together more than 200 leaders, community members, and philanthropists to support Hopelink’s food banks and programs.

Guests will experience live music, a multi-course dinner lead by Chef Howie, and the chance to bid on exciting food, wine, and travel experiences from around the Northwest and beyond.

The Impact
Your support will help Hopelink assist neighbors in need. Neighbors like Bryan, a single dad whose pride had taken a beating by the time he found Hopelink. Unemployed and suddenly losing sight in one eye, Bryan was also overwhelmed with medical bills. Bryan and his young son received food from Hopelink’s Kirkland food bank. With guidance from Hopelink’s case management services and staff, Bryan also updated his resume, got help with his job search, and found a new job. Today, Bryan is back at work and has even started saving for his son’s future.

Many community members like Bryan first receive Hopelink’s support from one of our local food banks. Here, they are also introduced to our life-transforming programs that offer them the keys to achieving long-term stability. This year, we hope to raise $100,000—which will translate into more than 50,000 pounds of food for our five food banks.

Recognition
In return for your generosity, you will receive recognition in our online preview catalog, recognition in the event journal, and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping your neighbors in need get the support and skills essential to achieving self sufficiency.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tanya Quaife, Development Events Program Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (425) 897-3705. We invite you to join us today in creating a lasting impact in our community by making a donation.

THANK YOU for your consideration.

Click Here for our 2016 Farm Fresh Feast Donation Form.

Deadline to be included in Online Auction Preview Catalog:
June 30, 2016

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