Leaving No Kid Hungry in Massachusetts

Want to enjoy a delicious meal for a fantastic cause? On Monday, March 27, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association will partner with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign for multiple restaurant-hosted charitable events in support of the latter’s “Cooking Matters” initiative. Cobblestones of Lowell will once again be the Merrimack Valley host location, having raised over $13,000 for low-income families in the Bay State at last year’s event.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a multicourse seated dinner carefully paired with Winebow brand wines at 7 p.m. This year’s menu theme is “home cooked,” as interpreted by a number of talented cooks from the Merrimack Valley. Participating chefs include Bill Park of Cobblestones and Adam Hervieux of moonstones, as well as a number of others from area restaurants including Evviva Cucina, Burtons Grill, NoLo Bistro & Bar and Sweet Lydia’s.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at CobblestonesOfLowell.com. Donations in higher amounts can be made for recognition as a “Summer Meals Supporter” ($500) or “Afterschool Meals Friend” ($1000) on the event website.

As part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Cooking Matters helps low-income families across the country to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget. In Massachusetts, Cooking Matters serves families through hands-on, six-week cooking courses and interactive grocery store tours. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutritional information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.

For more information on the program, visit CookingMatters.org.

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