The Place at Perry’s proved to be a prime spot for a cocktail reception to celebrate Harvest presented by VHA, a new fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank. Co-chairs Kristi Bare and Nancy Gopez welcomed more than 75 host committee members and sponsors for a little wine, a few snacks and some conversation about the September 19 affair.
In addition to introducing the event’s honorary co-chairs — Janet and Phil Cobb, Ruthie and Jay Pack, and Katherine and Eric Reeves — Bare and Gopez divulged a few details about the fundraiser, including its location at the newly renovated Dallas Farmers Market. Chef Sharon Hage is corralling the city’s top chefs for this epic dine-around, which also includes silent, live and wine auctions as well as entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel.
In addition to all the food and wine, there will be a presentation of the Golden Fork award, which honors local philanthropists who have made a significant impact in the pursuit of a hunger-free community.
During the reception, North Texas Food Bank president and CEO Jan Pruitt thanked those in attendance — including Tiffany and Paul Divis, Katy and Lawrence Bock, Claire and Dwight Emanuelson, Jennifer and Ron Robinson, Elizabeth Gambrell, Kris Johnson, Diana Hamilton, and Kimberly and Justin Whitman — and spoke about the important programs that would benefit from the proceeds of the inaugural Harvest, including Food 4 Kids, School Pantry and Nourishing Neighbors.
The North Texas Food Bank works to improve the quality of life in North Texas by eliminating the hunger gap. Today the NTFB provides access to more than 175,000 meals per day to hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 feeding programs and 262 partner agencies in 13 counties.