Print
Restaurants

Food Bank Storm Relief Efforts Benefit From Event Hosted By Emeril, Raleigh Chef

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 10, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has responded to the immediate needs of those affected by providing food, water, and supplies from each of its six branches.
 
As of Oct. 2, the Food Bank had distributed more than 1 million meals worth of food (more than 1.5 million pounds) to affected communities.
 
Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen recently partnered with chefs Emeril Lagasse and David Slater to host a fundraising dinner for the food bank.

Tickets for the dinner, proceeds from the auction and a matched pledge from Austin, Texas-based Tito’s Vodka equated to 620,000 meals for people recovering from Hurricane Florence in the Food Bank’s 34-county service area.
 
Christensen, Lagasse and Slater joined forces with Tito’s Vodka; Chapel Hill's Gary Crunkleton; local musician Dave Wright; Raleigh's Boulted Bread; Max Kast of Fearrington House; Jim Stock of Haw River Wine Man; Todd and Lisa McGowan; Themeworks; CE Rentals; and Party Reflections for the event.
 
“I am so thankful to be part of such an amazingly generous community that can come together so quickly to help when our fellow North Carolinians are in need,” Christensen said. “This would not have been possible without the support of a team of wonderful contributors who made it an epically special night for such an important cause.”
 
While shelters and community meal sites across the area are beginning to close, the Food Bank stressed that the urgent need continues.
 
“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of this community,” said Peter Werbicki, president and CEO of the Food Bank. “Our staff, partners, donors, and volunteers have jumped right in to meet the need, and thanks to the support of people like Ashley and her whole team, we are able to continue serving the people in urgent need for the long haul.”
 
Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email [email protected].
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Susan 2 april242017

Inheriting an IRA Comes with Complexities and Potential Dangers

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC
Infinity 891835159

Understanding PCI Compliance

Kyle Thorpe - Infinity Payment Systems
Beckybrown 1041811127

Flood Insurance, Even for Non-Flood Zones

Becky Brown - KBT Realty

Trending News

Benefits Spring Up In Florence’s Wake

Staff Reports - Oct 19, 2018

TRU Colors Included In South By Southwest's Next Lineup

Vicky Janowski - Oct 19, 2018

Wilmington Area Home Sales Fell 48 To 63 Percent During Storm Month, Report Shows

Cece Nunn - Oct 19, 2018

Insurance Industry Sees A Flood Of Claims

Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal - Oct 19, 2018

Building, Rebuilding Homes After Hurricane

Cece Nunn - Oct 19, 2018

In The Current Issue

Tourist Attractions On The Mend

As recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence continue, several area attractions remain damaged in her wake. Last month’s unwelcome visitor no...


Benefits Spring Up In Florence’s Wake

The aftermath of Hurricane Florence left the region with downed trees, flooded homes and displaced residents in need. This destruction, howe...


Building, Rebuilding Homes After Hurricane

Homebuilders discuss labor, working with other homebuilders associations in the state and more in the wake of Hurricane Florence....

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes