Generous Helpings returns this year on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. It’s an annual event featuring tastings of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from local restaurants, as well as fine wines and beer selections from local distributors. The best part about Generous Helpings is that all proceeds benefit Middle Tennessee’s Table, Second Harvest Food Bank’s grocery rescue program. The program rescues and redistributes nearly 5 million pounds of food from more than 200 grocery stores annually including produce, dairy, protein, and non-perishable food items. That is a huge amount of food rescued!
Tickets for Generous Helpings are on sale now, $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can also buy a $150 Patron Ticket which includes an invite to a separate Patron’s Party being held on Monday, May 6th at Flyte World Dining and Wine, a ticket to Generous Helpings, an event t-shirt, and a gift. Check out the restaurants participating so far:
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Chappy’s Seafood Restaurant
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kickin’ Coffee and Tea
Kohana Japanese Restaurant
Kroger Chef Shoppes
Marche Artisan Foods
Margot Cafe & Bar
Nashville State Community College
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pied Piper Creamery
Porta Via Italian Kitchen
Porter Road Butcher
Riff’s Fine Street Food
Riviera Provencial Grill
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
The Bloomy Rind
The Mad Platter
The Turnip Truck
Ready to eat?! It’s a great opportunity to sample food from your favorite restaurants or restaurants you’ve never tried, and you’re helping a great local charity!
For one lucky reader, I’ve got two tickets to this year’s Generous Helpings!
Mandatory Entry: Do one of the following and leave a comment on this post telling me which you did.
- Join Second Harvest’s email list at secondharvestmidtn.org
- Like Second Harvest on Facebook.
- Follow Second Harvest on Twitter.
Optional entry: For one additional entry, tweet the following: “Win tickets to Generous Helpings benefitting @2HarvestMidTN from @SoHowsItTaste! http://bit.ly/ZUFFhE” and leave a separate comment that you tweeted.
Contest ends on Friday, May 10th at 5 p.m. central. Please make sure you enter a valid email address as an alternate winner will be chosen if I don’t hear from you within 48 hours. Good luck!
Congratulations to Sue who left comment #14!
You’ve won two tickets to this year’s Generous Helpings!
Winner chosen using random.org