Taste of the Upstate Returns as an In-Person Fundraiser

Taste of the Upstate Returns as an In-Person Fundraiser

GREENVILLE, SC (May 18, 2021)— After many years of social distancing and gathering virtually, Loaves & Fishes’ annual fundraiser is back in person to celebrate a newfound sense of international connectedness and give guests not only a “Taste of the Upstate,” but also a sample of the Flavors of the World.  


On Sunday, May 22, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Zen in downtown Greenville, guests can expect to enjoy small bites of international cuisine, a silent auction and local art auction, and a live performance from the Greenville Jazz Collective. Joining Taste of the Upstate 2022: Flavors of the World are 10 local chefs and restaurants, including plant-based chefs and four Table 301 restaurants. Representing over 10 countries or regions and offering sweet, savory, vegan, and non-vegan tastes are the following participating restaurants:


Savory Tastes:

4 Aces Kitchen & Cocktails

Moe’s Original BBQ

Northampton Wine + Dine

Passerelle Bistro

Salome’s Philippine Cuisine

Soby’s New South Cuisine

Southern Pressed Juicery

Sun Belly Café


Sweet Tastes:

basta. bakery

CAMP Modern American Eatery

Northampton Wine + Dine

Southern Pressed Juicery


This year’s silent auction is live now via the Auctria Mobile Bidding App or website. A ticket to the event is not required to bid on the items, packages, and art pieces available on the Taste of the Upstate 2022 Auctria page. Guest can view the items in-person during the event and winners can take home their purchases on May 22. Non-guests can arrange for pickup the week of May 23. All proceeds from the silent auction and art auction benefit the food recue work of Loaves & Fishes Greenville.


Taste of the Upstate 2022 is generously supported by The Buying Source, Dodge Industrial Inc. Pinnacle Financial Partners, Prisma Health, Piedmont Natural Gas, Quality Business Solutions, United Community Bank, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Sunny Days Entertainment LLC, Metromont Corporation, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, O’Neal Inc., Southern First Bank, Bank of Travelers Rest, Professional Planning & Wealth, and Gordon Food Service.






  • Donate to Loaves & Fishes (L&F), a 501(c)(3) food rescue organization. Financial support keeps the L&F trucks on the road, rescuing and delivering food across Greenville County 364 days a year. Visit https://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/donate-funds/ for payment options.


WEB: https://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/taste-of-the-upstate/




ABOUT: Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1991 to reduce hunger in Greenville County by rescuing unspoiled surplus food before it is wasted. We believe that common sense solutions to reducing hunger exist and thanks to our many partnering grocery stores, farms, eateries, and community gardens we can eliminate the costly logistical challenge of transporting food safely from place to place. The simple connection between surplus food and people experiencing food insecurity is a Loaves & Fishes truck. Our drivers and volunteers rescue food and deliver it daily free of charge to any of our 107 partner agencies. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity among neighbors by working hard to collect good food before it goes to waste.


Loaves & Fishes | loavesandfishesgreenville.com | (864) 232-3595

25 Woods Lake Road, Suite 810, Greenville, SC 29607