No Kid Hungry’s 8th Annual Give Me Five Dinner raised $98,465 to support the national nonprofit’s work to end childhood hunger in America and right here in Georgia. A record-breaking 350 influential Atlantans came together at the Cherokee Town Club for an exceptional evening featuring a cocktail reception, five-course dinner from regionally acclaimed chefs paired with wines by locally celebrated sommeliers, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions.
This year’s event raised enough to help feed kids in need more than 980,000 healthy meals. The dinner featured five culinary masters led by Chef Sean Woods of Cherokee Town & Country Club, who worked alongside chefs Jonathan Beatty of Ecco, Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani, The Luminary’s Eli Kirshtein, Dave Snyder of Halyards and Tramici and pastry chef Kathleen Miliotis of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Adding to the elegance of the evening, guests enjoyed an enlightening explanation of each wine or sake pairing by five of Atlanta’s finest sommeliers led by Silvio Garcia of Cherokee Town & Country Club and includingHarry Constantinescu of The Juice Box, BLT Steak’s Dorine Buche, Juan Cortes of Restaurant Eugene andPerrine Prieur of Perrine’s Wine Shop.
Emceed by Jenn Hobby of Kicks 101.5, the night of decadent food and exquisite wine was made even more memorable by guest speaker, Megan Bradley, Denver metro program manager for No Kid Hungry’s Cooking Matters program. As someone who experienced childhood hunger firsthand, Bradley continues to fight every day to keep children fed by teaching low-income families how to cook healthy meals on a tight budget. Her story and passion left every guest inspired to join in on the efforts to end childhood hunger.
Auctioneer Billy Harris kept the audience on their toes throughout the live auction. One hundred percent of ticket and auction proceeds from Give Me Five benefit No Kid Hungry thanks to generous support from national and local sponsors including Acqua Panna, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, The Atlantan, BLT Steak, Celebrity Cruises, Chai Pani, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Classic Party Rentals, The Cooks Warehouse, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Delta, Ecco, Encore Atlanta, Eventologie, Flavors Magazine, Halyards, Jezebel, The Juice Box, The Luminary, Men’s Book Atlanta, Perrine’s Wine, Restaurant Eugene, The Restaurant Informer, Sard & Leff LLC., Simply Buckhead, Southern Seasons Magazine, Taste of Atlanta and UPS.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Atlanta community at this year’s Give Me Five event,” saysAllison Palestrini, director of Give Me Five. “Thanks to the support of our guests and sponsors this year, No Kid Hungry will be able to connect more children in need to the healthy food that lets them learn, grow and thrive.”
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 700,000 children in Georgia. No Kid Hungry is
ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children receive the healthy food they need every day by connecting them to nutrition programs such as school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.