As adults, we can pick and choose what kind of food we’d like to eat. Maybe we eat healthy all week, but decide to treat ourselves once a week. Or, maybe we get a few quick take out meals because we’re just so busy. But, there are plenty of people in the world and even here in Fairfield County who don’t have much of a choice. Time after time, studies have shown that lower-income families often purchase unhealthy food because it’s cheaper, easier to access, and keeps everybody in the family fed. Unfortunately, these fatty, processed, and preservative laden foods lead to obesity and major health problems. And, nowhere is this more seen than with children who are growing, developing, and are incredibly susceptible to obesity.
Lots of people have taken stands on this issue such as Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave who fought tirelessly to let food stamps work (and work better) at farmers’ markets. Lawmakers, too, are taking steps to kill off trans fats, and make school lunches healthier too. And, there is also a group of people, restaurants, and organizations that are coming together to help out locally, too. You can be a part of this just by simply attending Fine Food for a Cause at the Palace Theatre in Downtown Stamford on 1/27 starting at 6:30. The night of music, food, awards, a live auction, and celebrity guest appearances all will be in place to help raise money for the Stamford YMCA. With the money raised they will bolster their youth development and healthy living programs and build a youth/teen wing. The center of this new extension to the YMCA will be a teaching kitchen that will be used to help teach healthy and nutritional cooking techniques and recipes to teenagers and families.
Tickets for Fine Food for a Cause are $150. And there are different levels of sponsorship for individuals and businesses, too, if you’d really like to get more involved.
Now, onto the night itself…
- There will be a four course meal that includes food and desserts from:
- There will be cocktails, too, so you can schmooze.
- Learn about honorees Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH and Tom Sanseverino.
- As we mentioned, there will be plenty of live music and you’ll have a shot at some amazing items that you can bid on during the live auction.
- The night will be hosted by Stamford resident Chris Hansen of Dateline NBC.
Fine Food for a Cause
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: The Palace Theatre
Address: 61 Atlantic Street