Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Life itself is the proper binge." - Julia Child

Last night, I attended the Julia Soiree- a French dinner paying homage to all things Julia and benefiting the St. Louis Food Outreach. Chef Kelly Spencer, of The Social Affair, prepared a traditional French meal as the crowd mingled and enjoyed French wine and the Beurre (butter) Bar, featuring baguettes topped with butters infused with delicacies like gorgonzola, parsley and lemon, and a dark cocoa.

If you are unaware of the Food Outreach and the services they provide, it is the only St. Louis area organization whose SOLE mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of the life of men, women and children living with life-threatening diseases such as HIV/AIDS or Cancer. Founded in 1988, Food Outreach is proud to have served 3,500,000 meals to 10,000+ clients in its 21-year history. Over 600 volunteers and an impassioned staff of 10 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees cook, pack and distribute over 410,000 meals annually.

Food Outreach is an AMAZING local cause and it’s super easy to get involved. If willing to roll up your sleeves, there are several volunteer opportunities at the facility. In not, they also have SEVERAL phenomenal fundraisers per year like a trivia night, Tasteful Affair, and Is There a Doctor In The House. They are a wonderful time for an even better cause.