On Jan. 15, Andreas and Lisa Wurzrainer of Christopher’s Restaurant in Coupeville hosted their second annual fundraiser for the Meals 2 Kids program.
This program is run by Gifts from the Heart Food Bank and sends food for the weekend home with students at Coupeville Elementary School who might not otherwise have enough. Andreas and Lisa donate the food and liquor sales, prepare the food, pay their staff and close their restaurant for the evening. Thank you for making this event happen and for your generous contributions of money, time and talent.
Also thanks to Ed Wix from US Foods, Jennifer Taylor from Sysco and Penn Cove Shellfish for food donations.
To the seven staff members of Christopher’s, Chelsea, Jeannie, Emma, David, Sebastian, Bruce and Rick who provided exceptional service that evening also donated their tips from the night to the program, thank you.
Entertainment was provided by “Hey Bulldog.” The talented musicians included John Tristao, Larry Mason, Kevin Johnson and sound engineer Mitch Larsen.
After dining on an endless supply of mouth-watering food, everyone in attendance danced the night away to fabulous Beatles music. Thank you for donating your evening and talents to our event.
Special thanks to Beth Tristao, queen of ticket sales and promotion. Your enthusiasm and energy for making this night a success was contagious.
And finally, thank you to the community members who bought tickets; we sold out for the second year. Because everything was donated, 100 percent of ticket sales went to the Meals 2 Kids program.
In one evening, we were able to raise enough money to send food home with 40 students for an entire school year.
On behalf of all the food bank volunteers, and, most of all, the children who will receive this weekend food, thank you for this very special and unique fundraiser.
Your commitment to helping us “respectfully provide food to those in need” and your concern for the hungry kids in our community is inspiring and appreciated.
Molly Hughes, President
Gifts from the Heart