| Oct 19, 2016
Acclaimed restaurateur, chef, author and TV personality, Mario Batali will deliver the keynote address at Hopelink’s Reaching Out Benefit Luncheon.
Monday, October 24th
11100 NE 6th St
There is no charge to attend, but a minimum donation of $150 is suggested.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th.
Join Hopelink as they host their 21st Annual Reaching Out Luncheon, the social services agency’s largest annual fundraiser. The luncheon raised more than $1 million last year. The funds provided food, shelter, family development, transportation and job readiness skills for homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people living with disabilities in the North and East King County.
This year’s keynoter, Mario Batali is a Seattle native and perhaps best known for his fleece vest, baggy Bermuda shorts and orange Crocs. He is a philanthropist and social activist whose passion for food is matched only by his commitment to feeding people in need.
He created the Mario Batali Foundation in 2008 to ensure that children are “well read, well fed and well cared for,” and is a staunch supporter of nutrition education programs and ensuring emergency food resources for low-income families. Batali also supports the New York Food Bank and The Lunchbox Fund, which provides food for vulnerable children in rural South Africa.
Currently appearing as a host of ABC’s “The Chew,” Batali is the author of 10 cookbooks. Release of his next book: “Mario Batali – Big American Cookbook,” will coincide with his Hopelink appearance.
For more information, contact Tanya Quaife at 425-897-3705 or go to Hopelink.org