Sometimes, when we’re obsessing over the latest food trend and hottest new bar, it’s important to step back and ponder the bigger picture. In America, one in six people are food insecure. That means one in six people don’t know if they’ll get anything to eat at the next meal. That’s a stark reality faced by too many people in a country rich with resources.
Throughout the year, local chefs and restaurateurs organize and participate in many events to raise money for fighting hunger. Mickey Bakst's Feed the Need
puts chefs in soup kitchens to help nourish needy people on a weekly basis. Chef Robert Carter organizes the Chef’s Feast
each February to raise funds for Lowcountry Food Bank. And this weekend, Steve Palmer of the Indigo Road Group and Le Creuset have rallied the food and beverage community to raise money for Share Our Strength
, a national organization that is fighting childhood hunger on many fronts.
“We will have 25 chefs, each with their own table, creating a meal centered around a Charleston borough and an auction with different culinary experiences,” says event coordinator Dorothy Shain. “It’s going to become a friendly competition with great food.”
Proceeds go toward Share Our Strength’s efforts to provide school and summer lunches to children whose families are struggling to put food on the table and fund programs like Cooking Matters, which teaches low-income families how to buy food on a tight budget and prepare meals. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank as well.
VIP ticketholders ($200) will be given a private tour around the Le Creuset property and rub elbows with some of the area’s top restaurateurs and chefs, including Jeremiah Bacon, Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Mike Isabella of Top Chef, Ken Vedrinski, Michelle Weaver, and many more. Tickets are $125 and still available.