A Sold-Out Brunch that Fed Thousands
GREENVILLE, SC (May 2, 2019) — Loaves & Fishes’ mission is to take what’s available and multiply it among those in need in Greenville County, so it is no surprise that their most recent fundraising event did just that. Taste of the Upstate has become a staple event in downtown Greenville as it showcases some of the best restaurants in town including Husk, The Lazy Goat, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Northampton Wine + Dine, Nose Dive, Passerelle Bistro, Roost, Smoke on the Water and Buttermilk Sky Pie. Live music from The Greenville Jazz Collective and St. Anthony of Padua Male Choir brought a wonderful touch of New Orleans inspired jazz and gospel to the brunch. A new contributor to the event, Open Arts Studio displayed seven local artists who auctioned off beautiful art to benefit Loaves & Fishes.
The annual event held at Zen is Loaves & Fishes’ largest annual fundraiser and helps advance the mission of rescuing food and reducing hunger in Greenville County. “Funds raised with this event allow us to continue rescuing food and delivering it to our partner agencies free of charge,” commented Paulette Dunn, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes. In 2018, Loaves & Fishes rescued more than 2.2 million pounds of food from becoming waste and turned it into food that fed more than 370,000 people in our community.
“We want to personally thank our many sponsors and those who attended Taste of the Upstate,” said Loaves & Fishes Board Chair, Will Hodge. “The momentum created by our title sponsor, Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, helped us achieve our initial financial goals prior to the actual event date. The 450 people who were able to attend our sold-out event helped us raise our highest dollar amount in the 20-year history of Taste of the Upstate. We look forward to using these dollars in our continued fight against hunger.”
About Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger in Greenville County by rescuing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to nearly 100 partner organizations for distribution to those in need. Founded in 1991, we serve as a vital conduit through which businesses can contribute to the community in a meaningful way and surplus food can be maximized. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity among our neighbors by working to ensure no good food goes to waste. For more information, please call 864-232-3595 or visit www.loavesandfishesgreenville.org. ###