FOOD Share, Ventura County’s Regional Food Bank, invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farms.
This event will celebrate our founder and visionary, Jewel Pedi, as she celebrates her 90th Birthday! She will, appropriately, be our “Jewel of the Ball”
Festivities include but are not limited to: Food and Drinks from Local Purveyors, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, DJ with Live Entertainment, Live Auction hosted by Richard Atmore and a Jail & Bail.
More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 12 million pounds of food annually from two warehouses; more than 200 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: Kids’ Farmers Market, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
In 2016, FOOD Share is rallying the community behind a viral initiative encouraging the public, local businesses, major corporations and community leaders and stakeholders to help combat hunger through an outreach campaign called Share16. The Share16 Challenge asks the community to share ways in which they support FOOD Share by documenting their experiences and efforts on social media with the #Share16 hashtag.
For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com.