As the holidays quickly approach, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will hold its 12th annual Season for Sharing benefit luncheon, Friday, Nov. 14th at the downtown JW Marriott.
Chris “C.J.” Jacobson, a Top Chef contestant and guest judge, will host the event, which will raise funds for the L.A. Regional Food Bank as well as recognize supporters for their leadership, dedication and generosity throughout the year. This year’s honorees are Delta, the Nesbitt Foundation and Target.
Ralphs/Food 4 Less will kick off the 2015 holiday season of caring and sharing for people in our community by presenting a check for $50,000 to the Food Bank as the Leadership Sponsor of the luncheon.
Jacobson, a.k.a. Chef C.J., first appeared on the third season of Bravo’s Top Chef and was a semi-finalist. He later served as a guest judge and returned in 2014 for Top Chef Duels, where he emerged victorious. As part of an online voting component of the competition, Chef C.J. designated the Food Bank as his charity of choice. A California native, he truly cares about his community and has a profound respect for the hyper-seasonal, local ingredients he brings into his kitchen at Girasol in Studio City, Calif.
“We are grateful for Chef C.J. and all of this year’s honorees and sponsors for their commitment to helping us work toward our vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County,” said Michael Flood, president & CEO of the L.A. Regional Food Bank. “And we are particularly grateful to Ralphs/Food 4 Less for their amazingly generous commitment with a donation of $50,000, which will help feed thousands of families this holiday season and into the new year. By working together, we can make a big difference.”
WHAT: L.A. Regional Food Bank’s 12th Annual Season for Sharing Benefit Luncheon
WHO: Top Chef Chris “C.J.” Jacobson and honored guests
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: JW Marriott at L.A. Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
R.S.V.P: To purchase tickets, visit http://www.lafoodbank.org/shop/season-for-sharing-luncheon.aspx
About the Honorees:
Delta Airlines and its employees, through its Force for Global Good, contribute time, energy and millions of dollars to food banks throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
The Nesbitt Foundation has contributed to the Food Bank’s Senior Nutrition Program for the past seven years, specifically to support the Brown Bag Program, which distributes grocery bags full of nutritious food to low-income seniors. Recently, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and the Healthy Elderly Adults for Life program were also added as beneficiaries of the Foundation’s generosity.
Through Target’s Meals for Minds school pantry program, the Food Bank serves students and families at seven local elementary schools. Target is also a founding supporter of the Food Bank’s Teacher Resource Bank, which provides needed school supplies at no cost to teachers at low-income schools in underserved communities.