Raise a Glass to Support 21st Annual Building Hope Gala

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Food For The Poor will host an exquisite wine tasting evening on Jan. 26 to benefit its much-anticipated event, the 21st Annual Building Hope Gala on Feb. 6. Proceeds will support the gala’s home-building initiative in Haiti.

Guests will enjoy breathtaking waterfront views at the Hudson at Waterway East in downtown Delray Beach, while savoring more than 50 exceptional wines provided by The American Fine Wine Competition. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres from the Hudson and a silent auction.

The wine tasting event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Hudson at Waterway East, 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Suite 22, Delray Beach. The cost per person is $45, with funds helping to build 50 critically needed homes and provide hope for desperate people in Source Sable, Haiti.

Please RSVP by calling Cassandra Celestin at 954-427-2222, ext. 4020, or email at cassandrac@foodforthepoor.com.

Food For The Poor’s 21st Annual Building Hope Gala will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. The luxury resort will mark its 90th anniversary on the same date.

Since the charity was started in 1982, Food For The Poor has built more than 100,000 housing units for people desperately in need of safe shelter. A gift of $3,200 will move a destitute family from their dirt-floor makeshift shack in Source Sable into a permanent home.

J.R. Dunn Jewelers will offer $100 chances to win a $5,000 shopping spree at the store located at 4210 North Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, Fla.

Committee members include Elena Del Alamo, Matthew Bryant, Mileyka Burgos, Becky Carlsson, Michelle Goldsmith, Kim Hylton, Wilnar Julmiste, Marlene Khouri, Ann Mahfood, Julie Mahfood, Rene Turner-Mahfood, Nathalie Parchment, Courtney Robinson, Kara Seelye and Renee Stetler.

For additional information regarding the Building Hope Gala, including sponsorship opportunities and tickets, available at $300 per person, please call 888-404-4248 or visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/boca.

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Michael Turnbell

Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054