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North Texas Food Bank harvests new fundraiser at Dallas Farmers Market

North Texas Food Bank harvests new fundraiser at Dallas Farmers Market

Dwight and Claire Emanuelson, harvest kick off
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson Photo by Dana Driensky
Justin and Kimberly Whitman, harvest kickoff
Justin Whitman, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Photo by Dana Driensky
Kristi Bare, Nancy Gopez, harvest kickoff
Kristi Bare, Nancy Gopez Photo by Dana Driensky
Scott and Amy Houdek, harvest kickoff
Scott Houdek, Amy Houdek Photo by Dana Driensky
Jonas and Nicole Woods, harvest kickoff
Jonas Woods, Nicole Woods Photo by Dana Driensky
Katherine and Eric Reeves, harvest kick off
Katherine Reeves, Eric Reeves Photo by Dana Driensky
Kristin Schwope, Lora Farris, Jasmin Holmstrup, harvest kick off
Kristin Schwope, Lora Farris, Jasmin Holmstrup Photo by Dana Driensky
Tiffany Divis, Elizabeth Gambrell, Diana Hamilton, harvest kick off
Tiffany Divis, Elizabeth Gambrell, Diana Hamilton Photo by Dana Driensky
Brett Gray, Susan Hartman, Kindred Roach, harvest kick off
Brett Gray, Susan Hartman, Kindred Roach Photo by Dana Driensky
John and Reggie McFarland, harvest kick off
Joan McFarland, Reggie McFarland Photo by Dana Driensky
Malcolm and Heather Hicks, harvest kick off
Malcom Hicks, Heather Hicks Photo by Dana Driensky
Jan Pruitt, Phil and Janet Cobb, harvest kick off
Jan Pruitt, Phil Cobb, Janet Cobb Photo by Dana Driensky
Dwight and Claire Emanuelson, harvest kick off
Justin and Kimberly Whitman, harvest kickoff
Kristi Bare, Nancy Gopez, harvest kickoff
Scott and Amy Houdek, harvest kickoff
Jonas and Nicole Woods, harvest kickoff
Katherine and Eric Reeves, harvest kick off
Kristin Schwope, Lora Farris, Jasmin Holmstrup, harvest kick off
Tiffany Divis, Elizabeth Gambrell, Diana Hamilton, harvest kick off
Brett Gray, Susan Hartman, Kindred Roach, harvest kick off
John and Reggie McFarland, harvest kick off
Malcolm and Heather Hicks, harvest kick off
Jan Pruitt, Phil and Janet Cobb, harvest kick off

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.