Join me at the Vintner Ball – February 25 at 7pm, Westin Edina Galleria
Posted by Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland
Friday, February 17, 2012
Throughout the year, Second Harvest Heartland relies on the generosity and commitment of many groups and individuals to help transform the hunger-relief system and provide more food for our neighbors in need. The Vintner Ball is an example of how people in our community come together to meaningfully improve the lives of those that rely on us for help.
The Vintner Ball is a world-class, charitable wine tasting event, accompanied by gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine seminars. Wines are carefully selected by Bill Belkin, Lunds and Byerly’s wine manager, and each year approximately 125 different world class wines are available for tasting. All funds raised during this decadent evening go to a great cause—helping people get the food they need.
The demand for food has never been greater. Hunger in our service area has doubled in the past five years. Today, 1 in 10 people in Minnesota are at risk of missing a meal. Here in the heartland of one of the world’s most fortunate nations, there is no reason anyone should have to go without a meal.
During the past six years, more than $800,000 has been raised for Second Harvest Heartland from the Vintner Ball—that’s enough to provide nearly three million meals to those in our community who count on us for support. The commitment and partnership of our Vintner Ball friends is a shining example of the tremendous support of our community. When we work together, we can truly transform the lives of our neighbors in need.
We are honored, once again, to partner with the Vintner Ball members and guests who share our commitment to ensuring everyone in our community has enough to eat. We want to extend a very special thank you to Bill Belkin and our presenting sponsor, Lunds and Byerly’s, who provide so much of what makes the Vintner Ball possible.
Please become part of the solution to this solvable problem, and help support this year’s Vintner Ball. Now, more than ever before, our neighbors are counting on it.
My sincere thanks,
Second Harvest Heartland