Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taste of the Nation: Helping to Fight Childhood Hunger

Last week, on Wednesday, June 22nd, The Stonewall Kitchen Cafe and Cooking School participated in an event called "Taste of the Nation" in Portsmouth, NH.  Taste of the Nation is a benefit that raises money for Share our Strength which helps to fight childhood hunger across the United States.  Participating in an event such as this is such an eye opening experience.  When most people think of starving children they think of third world countries, not the child that lives down the road.  According to Share our Strength, 17 million children in America are at risk of hunger which is about 1 in 4 children.

This year at the Taste of the Nation event, we served attendees our famous Roasted Apple  Chicken Salad from the Cafe and a Lemon Curd Tartlet from the Cooking School.

Liz, our Cafe Manager preparing for the crowds

Theresa, our Cooking School Chef Manager serving up her Lemon Curd Tartletts

Despite the rainy weather, the event was a success!  Share our Strength was able to raise over $140,000 just in this one event alone to go to children in need.  We enjoy attending these events each year because it is such a great cause and a fun event. 

In an effort to continue to contribute throughout the year, Stonewall Kitchen also offers a gift on our website and in our stores called Our Blueberry Breakfast Gift that donates a portion of the sales to Share our Strength.

Taste of the Nation events take place across the country throughout the year and are a great experience if you are able to attend.  You get the chance to sample food from several local restaurants all while helping a good cause!

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