Sunday, April 22, 2012

Market at the Foodbank

Tonight was Market at the Foodbank to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank's Harvest for Hunger Campaign. I'm back home already in my sweats with a full belly (still recovering from the fun of Alana's #BVBonfire party last night).

The Foodbank moved the event (formally Market Under Glass) to their warehouse facility this year. Guests were able to wander through the volunteer repack area and warehouse, and see exactly where their donation will go. For every one dollar donated to Harvest for Hunger, the Foodbank can provide four meals in a local hunger center. With just over 1,100 tickets sold to tonight's event- that's a lot of meals!

Highlights included soup from Spice Kitchen & Bar (co-chair of the event), lobster mac and cheese from Pickwick & Frolic, and crab salad from Pearl of the Orient. But the real surprise tonight...our favorite dish was from Giant Eagle.Yup, the grocery store chain. Seared ahi tuna with a risotto cake. It was so good that we had two. Talking with the staff at the table, they told us that a lot of Giant Eagle stores have a trained chef on staff, and that they are really trying to change people's perception of their catering and on-site offerings. They certainly made a believer out of me.

If you missed Market at the Foodbank tonight, it's not too late to support the food and funds drive. Harvest for Hunger is still accepting donations. Visit for more information or to donate online.