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Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
June 2016
Lead Sponsor
Chefs Best 2016
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Drop off M-F 9am-3pm
Chef's Best 2016
2015 Grant Funder
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Blaise Labik
Winner Chef's Best 2016
"Best of Chef's Best"
Chef's Best 2016!

484-324-8492  212 S. High St. West Chester, PA 19382  contact@actinfaithgwc.org

Chef's Best 2016 - A Great Success!

ACT in Faith’s 5th Annual Chef’s Best, held on Thursday March 31st, was a huge success raising over $25,000 for their mission!! The energy in the room this year was palpable and by all accounts, a good time was had by all. The 180+ event-goers enjoyed specialties from each of four different restaurants competing to be named “Chef’s Best” and vote for their favorite dish. Spence 312, Avalon, Side Bar & Restaurant and VuDu Lounge/High Street Caffé all brought their culinary “A” Game but in the end, Side Bar’s Korean short rib slider won them the title “Best of Chef’s Best”! It was a very tight competition with crowd feedback making it clear that all 4 dishes were fantastic—making it tough to pick a winner!

In addition to the incredible food, there was a silent auction filled with wonderful auction baskets, donated by faith communities, groups, and individuals who support ACT in Faith’s mission. All event proceeds will help ACT in Faith continue to provide eviction, utility shut-off prevention, and employment support, stock their Community Cupboard, and continue its Neighbors Feeding Neighbors frozen meal program.

 
 

Dear Diary

April 5 -  As we slog through the post-fundraiser clean-up process attempting to get everything counted, folded, packed and safely tucked away we received a powerful reminder as to why we do what we do....and why Chef's Best is so very important. A client popped in today just to say "thank you"...for the phone minutes, the groceries....and for helping him get a new job. If only you all could have seen his beaming smile and excitement! Thank you donors and all who supported Chef's Best 2016....you've changed another life.

March 23 -  Transportation can be a huge barrier. Interviews, jobs, medical appointments, and even support services become unachievable steps forward without transportation. In the 1st 2 months of 2016, we were able to help 14 people on their journey by providing transportation assistance ...our donors change lives!

March 16  Had a client experience today - too long to explain here. It was a "can't get A without B...can't get B without A" ...textbook "Catch 22". OH...and did I mention, you can't get a job without BOTH? Makes ya wonder - would the unemployment rate would be lower if we could remove the senseless barriers that prevent someone from moving forward - empower instead of oppress????

Act in Faith