Last Sunday evening, for the second year in a row, Fazenda joined a community of over 500 patrons, chefs, and restaurateurs at the Black Falcon Terminal at Boston’s Cruiseport for the 6th annual Lovin' Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an exceptional, forward thinking non-profit that does vital work in the Greater Boston area. They rescue good, fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away—from groceries, wholesalers, farmers’ markets, and bakeries—and distribute it to community non-profits that make meals for people who need them. This hugely dedicated team and their network are an important lynchpin in an organized, local fight against hunger. This year’s tailgate party helped raise over $250,000!
Our ideals at Fazenda align closely with those of the Lovin’ Spoonfuls organization. We share a sense of responsibility to give back to the community in which we live and work. Attending this event was one way we were able to show our support. To be surrounded by such charitable and generous people for the evening was a gratifying experience. While there, we had the chance to spread the love (and caffeine) with a sampling of our regular and Vietnamese-style cold brews.
Among the highlights of this event, is the presentation of the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership. This year’s award was given to Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa, Toro, and one of our valued wholesale customers —Little Donkey. Watch this great video tribute! We are proud to call him a customer and a friend.
The team at Fazenda is proud to support the efforts of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, the Greater Boston culinary community and all those who recognize the importance and value of giving back. To learn more about this amazing organization, visit: http://lovinspoonfulsinc.org/.