Thursday, August 3
La Mesita Ranch
96 NM-503, Santa Fe NM 87501
The Pueblo of Pojoaque and Feed the Children Host Celebrity Chef Dinner to Help End Child Hunger in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AUGUST 3, 2017) – The Pueblo of Pojoaque and Feed the Children are proud to present A Special Benefit Event featuring acclaimed guest chefs and an exceptional dinner to help Northern New Mexico families in need. The event will take place Thursday, August 3 at La Mesita Ranch. The event starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by a multi-course dinner at 7:00 p.m. The dinner will also feature a live auction offering unique culinary and lifestyle experiences.
“Pueblo of Pojoaque and Feed the Children are honored to have the support of the local chef community. The Pueblo of Pojoaque and La Mesita Ranch have assembled the best chefs and talent possible in the Santa Fe area for this exciting fundraiser, which will help provide food and hope to children and families in the community,” says Joe Allegro, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships for Feed the Children.
In Santa Fe, nearly 33% of the population lives below the poverty line. Often, these children and families are unsure of where they will find their next meal.
The Pueblo of Pojoaque is very passionate about this cause. “We are thrilled to present this Special Benefit Dinner at La Mesita Ranch. Children are the future, and it’s a privilege to partner with Feed the Children to do what we can to help put an end to child hunger in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico,” says Christine Gabaldon, Director of Marketing, Pueblo of Pojoaque.
Hilton Buffalo Thunder is also a proud partner and major catalyst of this event. They have generously contributed many of its resources to ensure a successful evening.
Proceeds from the dinner will be utilized to provide food, supplies, books and hope to thousands of children and families in the Santa Fe area.
Guest Chefs for the evening include Eric Stumpf (Hilton Buffalo Thunder), Mark Kiffin (The Compound), Rocky Durham (Sunrise Springs Spa) and Steve Lemon (Pranzo Grill), with Guest Sommelier, Laurie Catizone (Hilton Buffalo Thunder).
La Mesita Ranch Estate is one of the most exclusive and extraordinary destination venues, and private luxury accommodation in the American Southwest. Still undiscovered, La Mesita sits upon 140 sprawling acres of native land surrounded by three mountain ranges. La Mesita Ranch Estate is owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque and is indeed steeped in the region’s unique and rich history, art and design. Individual tickets for the dinner are $100. Table-hosting opportunities are also available.
Go to www.feedthechildren.org/pueblo for more details, or call Joe Allegro (917) 834-5335.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.