2010: Ready to Fight Hunger with Passion & a Hairnet
It’s hard to believe we only launched Boobs4Food 7 months ago…
Armed with a couple ideas, inspiration from our friends over at MO2H, a big appetite and a whole lot of commitment to give back to communities by fighting hunger, Boobs4Food would like to thank YOU for your continued support along this crazy ride. In the last 7 months we’ve grown accustomed to wearing hairnets, working in cold kitchens and serving the community with plenty of smiles and gratitude. We ended 2009 with two Happy Hour Food Drives in San Francisco and Los Angeles to support the SF Food Bank and LA Regional Food Bank. These mixers gave all of us a chance to get to know you, our supporters & new friends, in a social setting and share why we love what we do in bringing together food and a worthy cause.
Only 4 weeks into 2010, and we’ve already gained quite the momentum with over a hundred new Twitter followers in two weeks, a growing base of new supporters with each monthly event across California (and around the world), made the hairnet the must have accessory of 2010 and we’ve been participating in community events to help the disaster relief efforts in Haiti.
January included Boobs4Food’s @LifeWithAWhisk aka Patricia Chen, baking up her homemade Semolina Olive Oil Cake for the Bake Sale for Haiti, organized by Saimin Nosrat, which raised over $22,000 from three locations around the Bay Area (Pizzaiolo in OAK, Gioia in Berkeley & Bi-Rite Market in SF). The proceeds from the bake sale went to nonprofit medical aid organization Partners in Health. In Los Angeles, Patricia also whipped up her Pear Pistachio Brown Butter Cake for the Cookies Without Border Bake Sale, organized by the team behind No Cookie Left Behind. The LA bake sale raised more than $5000 for Doctors Without Borders and their Haiti relief efforts.
Boobs4Food also volunteered our time at The Midnight Mission in Skid Row of Downtown Los Angeles for their dinner service and at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for lunch service as we witnessed how many people in our communities depend on community resources such as Midnight Mission and Glide Memorial Church to stay alive and warm in the winter.
We have much to look forward to in 2010 as the events don’t stop here and our commitment to fight hunger continues. Our upcoming schedule includes February’s event this Saturday 2/6/2010 at Project Open Hand as we volunteer in the kitchen and grocery center in an effort to provide “meals with love” to people living with serious illness and seniors across the Bay Area. On Saturday 2/20/2010, our first benefit concert food drive will take place at Element Lounge with long time B4F supporters (and volunteers) DDL Roundhouse taking the stage and collecting food for the Chinatown Community Development Center. March will conclude with lunch service with the Chinatown Community Development Center as we help out at their monthly “Super Sunday” gathering with over 300 seniors and 100 families that reside in the Ping Yuen Housing Project. We’ll be serving up lunch, helping their educational program for the day and distributing food to the community.
More info on Los Angeles events will be posted soon and we are looking to launch our first event in NYC this March. Stay tuned for more info by following us on Twitter @Boobs4Food.
2010 has barely begun and we look forward to having you join us as we bring together passion for food and passion to fight hunger, one meal at a time!
Thank you for believing in us and making your community a priority by fighting hunger with Boobs4Food.
- Team Boobs4Food