United Food Bank holds 9th Annual Gourmets for Good

United Food Bank to hold its 9th Annual Gourmets for Good Fundraising Event

 Arizona-August 9, 2012— On Saturday September 29th, United Food Bank will hold its 9th Annual Gourmets for Good fundraising event in an effort to raise $100,000 to help feed the hungry in Arizona.

Guests will enjoy tastings of signature dishes by Valley chefs. There will also be cooking demonstrations and ‘friendly chef competitions’. Auctions and prizes will also be available including a chance to bid on a US Airways travel voucher.

Chef Jon-Paul Hutchins from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has been involved with United Food Bank for years and keeps coming back to participate in this event because of the impact it has on the community. “Gourmets for Good not only impacts those in remote areas but also those in my neighborhood who never expected to be in this position. Every little bit, any little bit pays huge dividends to those in need,” said Chef Jon-Paul. Jon-Paul participated in the Chef competition last year, and this year will be bringing students from the culinary school to host one of several chef stations at the event. 

 The event is being held at 6 p.m. on September 29th at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa at 200 North Centennial Way, who has generously donated the space for this event. Sponsors include Fry’s Food Stores, US Airways, Emerson Network Power, Market Builder and APS.

 Tables at the event can be purchased for a discount and preferred seating. Tickets are $400 for a table of 10 or $50 per single ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.unitedfoodbank.org or over the phone at 480-926-4897 Ext. 233.

About United Food Bank

United Food Bank is a private non-profit organization that provides food to more than 250 social service agencies across 25,000 square miles in Arizona.  According to Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent evaluator of non-profit organizations, United Food Bank receives the prestigious four-star rating, ranking as the 11th most efficient food bank in the country and ranks #1 in efficiency in the Southwest. For more information visit www.unitedfoodbank.org.