Thursday, April 4, 2019

Market at the Food Bank 2019

It's April, and that means it's time for one of my favorite fundraising events of the year, Market at the Food Bank. Now the organization will always be near and dear to my heart, as I believe in their simple mission of feeding hungry neighbors in Northeast Ohio, but they also gave me my first Cleveland job.
Market at the Food Bank is a very special event celebrating the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s
Harvest for Hunger campaign. The event will take place on Sunday, April 28th in the Greater
Cleveland Food Bank’s Distribution Center from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and will feature delicious
cuisine and beverages from more than 50 of Northeast Ohio’s best restaurants and beverage
purveyors, exciting entertainment and celebrities, wonderful auction items, and the all important opportunity to help alleviate hunger in our community.
You can check out my past event reviews here, here, get the point. I don't miss it! There was one time that I was out of town for it, but we were still able to support the event through GiveSmart mobile bidding for their silent auction. You don't have to be in attendance to register to bid, and you have the chance of winning great packages like dining experiences, family activities, show tickets, and more.

But, we're also there for the food. You can check out the full list of 2019 participating restaurants here, but I've listed a few of my must-stop stations:

- Landmark
- Lockkeepers
- Market Garden Brewery
- Nomad Culinary
- Strip
- Sushi 86
- University Hospitals/Sodexo
- Zack Bruell Restaurant Group

Tickets are still available, and you can pick up a General Admission ticket for $127 or VIP for $202.

For every $1 donated to the Harvest for Hunger campaign, the Food Bank can provide 4 meals in a local hunger center. More than $334,000 was raised at the 2018 event.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the event with a guest in exchange for social media support. All opinions stated are 100% my own. I am a former employee of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.