Thank you to everyone who joined us in Silverton on Saturday, July 15, at the Oregon Garden for our Farm to Table Dinner and Auction. Our 277 attendees filled the Grand Hall and perused our 53-item silent auction to kick the night off while enjoying the sounds of Seymour Baker Band.
Upon the close of the silent auction, guests gathered around a table for a gourmet dinner. Guest Chef Daryl Gossack’s menu was centered around the rich agricultural and culinary community we are blessed to have in the Willamette Valley. Plates were filled with fresh veggies from local farms such as Persephone and Osprey, fresh baguettes were provided by Salem’s Cascade Baking Company, pork tenderloin came from Carlton Farms, the popular brisket entree was made from meat supplied by Painted Hills Beef. Chef Gossack and his team at Loustic Catering prepared this beautiful menu using a plethora of fresh, local ingredients. Pinot noir and Pinot gris from Willamette Valley Vineyard completed the dining experience.
After entrees were served, our dynamic live auction began with 8 packages available. Marion-Polk Food Share’s President Rick Gaupo also got up on the mic to share a family story of hunger and how it helped him personally relate to the mission of our organization. We appreciate the respect and support also given to our special guest, Desiree, a former work share employee at the Food Share who asked the room to donate generously to support families who have experienced hunger, just as hers once did. Click here to read more of her powerful story.
All proceeds from the event benefit Marion-Polk Food Share in the fight against hunger in the communities of Marion and Polk counties.
Save the date so you don’t miss out on the food, fun, and auctions next year. On Saturday, July 14 2018 we will gather at Willamette Heritage Center in Salem to celebrate. We hope to see you there!
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