The Gardenworks Project's Harvest Against Hunger returns to College of DuPage
The GardenWorks Project will host its sixth annual "Harvest Against Hunger" fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the College of DuPage Street Scene. Its goal is to raise awareness and funding to help alleviate food insecurity within the western suburbs of Chicago.
"Harvest Against Hunger" celebrates and supports GardenWorks Project's work toward a more sustainable, equitable, and food secure future.
This creative collaboration with College of DuPage's culinary, hospitality, horticulture, and music departments will feature small plates showcasing seasonal produce from local farms, specialty cocktails, live music, interactive activities, and a parting gift made by culinary students.
It will be 5 to 8 p.m. in the college's Miller Homeland Security Education Center in Glen Ellyn.
The event also will debut a custom, garden-themed beer crafted by Skeleton Key Brewery of Woodridge. Guests will be the first to enjoy the IPA "Growing for Good," made with locally grown herbs and have the opportunity to pre-order 4-packs of this limited release. Following the event, the brew will be available at Skeleton Key Brewery with all proceeds benefiting their nonprofit partners, The GardenWorks Project and West Suburban Community Pantry.
This will be the first fundraising event GardenWorks Project has hosted with Teri Wood onboard as executive director.
"I am thrilled to be part of the GardenWorks Project and I'm looking forward to experiencing this event for the first time," Wood said. "The GWP team is working to demonstrate our partnership between our gardeners, volunteers, and community members and the impact we make by working together."
COD students will showcase their talents with contributions to the food, decor, service, and live music for the event, designing a creatively curated farm-to-table style spread.
The event also will provide guests an opportunity to win themed raffle baskets and prizes, including a certificate for a prestigious dinner at College of DuPage's Waterleaf Restaurant.
Tickets are $100. All proceeds will support The GardenWorks Project's programs and services, improving food security and fresh food access for residents throughout the western suburbs.
To purchase tickets or make a donation, find it on EventBrite.com.
The GardenWorks Project is still accepting sponsorships from local businesses and organizations. Contact The GardenWorks Project for information.
The Chicago-area hunger relief nonprofit was established in 2012. It seeks to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment and those facing food insecurity. They empower, educate and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and fight hunger across the suburbs of Chicago. Follow instagram.com/gardenworksproject/.