Action Against Hunger Canada hosted its fourth annual Food for Action fundraising dinner at George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Toronto. Held on October 23rd, more than 300 benefactors attended the evening dinner and Nightcap fundraiser.
Our annual fundraiser brings awareness to the work we do, which, this year, included the announcement of a new project that will fundamentally change the way that we treat malnutrition around the world. Not just for Action Against Hunger – we’re creating a revolutionary tool for everyone. We’ll be sharing the news publicly in the coming weeks so stay tuned for this game-changing announcement. Thanks to our supporters, we raised more than $136,000!!
The event featured 20 chefs from some of Toronto’s top restaurants, who each prepared a special three-course meal exclusively for their table of 8. During the evening, there was a fundraising auction where attendees bid for auctions items such as a Fogo Island adventure for two, a winter island escape in Curacao, a pair of Jordan 4 Retro Toronto Raptors sneakers signed by Drake and much more!
This year introduced the inaugural Humanitarian Champion Award, which was awarded to former board chair Colleen Mahoney. The award honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the organization’s humanitarian mission of improving lives and alleviating suffering.
We would like to thank you, our supporters, for your generosity during our annual Food for Action charity dinner and Nightcap afterparty.
We would like to thank you all our chefs and Nightcap participants – you donated your time, effort, food and beverages for this event. Without you, Food for Action 2019 would not have been the success it was.
We would also like to thank our volunteers; without you we wouldn’t have been able to pull off such a fantastic fundraiser. Thank you for committing your time to Action Against Hunger and our mission of ending hunger.
Aaron Eccles & David Carter | Chef Life
Adam Alguire | Cafe Cancan
Alex Molitz | Cluny Bistro
Brian Cheng | Edible Story
Crystal Powell | Kanvas Catering
Donna Dooher | Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Doug Penfold | Chabrol
Hiawatha Osawamick | Hiawatha Catering
John Morris | 360 – CN Tower
Jonathan & Harrison Goad | The Moveable Feast
JW Foster | Fairmont Royal York
Renee Bellefeuille | AGO Bistro
Richard Singh | The Broadview Hotel
Oliver Li | The Chef’s House
Rodney Bowers | Centennial College School of Hospitality
Marvin Flores Palomo | 7 Enoteca
Jonathan O’Callaghan | Bronte Boat House/ Plank Resto Bar
Elia Herrera | Los Colibris
Anna Chen | Alma
Jesse Vallins | Maple Leaf Tavern
2019 Nightcap Partners
2019 Chef’s Table Sponsors
2019 Golden Ticket Sponsor
2019 In-kind Sponsors & Partners