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Support *Me* and Food & Friends’ Dining out for Life, March 11.

As you know, Hunger is an important issue to me. In November I supported Food & Friends through their annual Thankgiving pie sale, “Slice of Life”  and raised over $1,300. I thank you for your support – and more importantly, Your neighbors battling life-challenging illnesses thank you.
 
This year, I have decided to support the thousands of children and adults who receive Food & Friends’ life-sustaining services, by volunteering to serve as a Restaurant Ambassador for Dining Out for Life.

As an Ambassador, on Thursday, March 11th, I will be stationed for dinner at Taste of Morocco (8661 Colesville Rd), one of 150 local restaurants raising awareness for Food & Friends. To help, all you have to do is DINE OUT! I am looking forward to seeing all of you there! See their website for more information: www.tasteofmorocco.net

If you can’t join me in Silver Spring, dine out near your work or home. It’s easy! Choose a restaurant, invite your friends and family to join you, and dine out knowing you are making an impact in the lives of your neighbors battling life-challenging illnesses.

If you are unable to Dine Out, please make a tax-deductible contribution to Food & Friends using the link on this page.

Discount tickets to 2010’s hottest foodie event!

With New Year’s Eve approaching fast, I’m sure all of us have heard about the year’s hottest party – blah blah blah. I know its hard to think about an event happening next year, but if you can recall everyone and their brother talked about this event! It’s a perfect time to get a jump on next year’s biggest foodie event! In 2009, Taste of the Nation Washington, DC raised $124,000 to help fight childhood hunger. Local beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions and Mary’s Center.  At a crucial time, this year’s event will help meet the staggering demand to feed the nearly 1 in 4 children that go hungry in the U.S.  

In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Washington, DC will offer a special holiday ticket sale.  As Washington, DC’s premier epicurean celebration, the 2010 affair will feature the area’s culinary stars working together to end childhood hunger in Washington, DC. I have volunteered to be a part of this upcoming fabulous event and have attended meetings and gatherings for the last several months in preparation. I wish that I would have remembered to put this on my Gift Wish List.  

As a thank you for purchasing your ticket now, Taste of the Nation Washington, DC will offer a limited time holiday discount until December 31, 2009, both General Admission (originally $85) and VIP tickets (originally $125) will be offered at a special 10% discounted price. Tickets can be purchased by visiting TasteOfTheNation.org/holiday.  Please follow the instructions for the DC event and enter JINGLE in the promotional code field.

Each ticket purchased helps Share Our Strength’s ambitious campaign to help end childhood hunger in America by 2015.  In the wake of staggering reports that nearly half of all children in the U.S. will be on food stamps at some point in their life, there is no time to waste.  The time to act is now.

On Monday, April 12th at the National Building Museum from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with an exclusive preview hour for VIP guests beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Guests can look forward to a showcase of more than 60 of the area’s best restaurants, wine bars and mixoligists for an evening of exquisite dining and imbibing. Leading DC’s event are Chef Chair RJ Cooper of Vidalia, Mixologist Chair Derek Brown of The Passenger, and Wine Chair Nadine Brown of Charlie Palmer Steak.  Live DJ entertainment, interactive mixology lessons and the chance to win luxury auction items are just a sampling of what to expect at the fabulous event.

Tickets for Taste of the Nation Washington, DC are available for purchase at TasteOfTheNation.org/washington.