It was another sold out event, as Taste of Hope commemorated its 20th year by raising $109,716! This gathering of business leaders, chefs, and hunger-fighters proves that we can do BIG things when we all work together toward a common goal. Many heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors for making the 20th Annual Taste of Hope Gala a powerful example of community working together to fight hunger! After expenses, $97,716 will go to fund IFFS programs to end hunger, including $20,000 to supply 57 children in need with BackPack Buddies for a year.
Maxine Solomon: 20 Fabulous Years of Leading Taste of Hope
At the event, Taste of Hope Committee Chair and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Co-Founder Maxine Solomon was honored for her 20 years of Taste of Hope leadership. Thank you, Maxine!
Taste of Hope Committee Members:
Maxine Solomon Ann Marco Michelle Masella Corcoran Donna Hovis Kim Brame McGimsey Reneé Saddler Julie Stewart
Scott James, Midtown Grille Daniel Schurr, Second Empire Beth LittleJohn, Coquette Scott Crawford & Daniel Benjamin, The Umstead Hotel Terri Hutter, IFFS Culinary Job Training Program
Thanks also to....
the Umstead Hotel & Spa for being our fabulous host
WRAL's Greg Fishel for being our Emcee (Maxine always teases WRAL’s Greg Fishel about being the man in her bedroom every night for 20 years -- on TV, that is).
Brian Hoyle, aka "The Voice," for being our Auctioneer!
Logan Jacobs of Oak City Studios for donating the photography.