Ontario farmers and the Ontario Association of Food Banks have again joined forces to fight hunger over the coming year.
People in agriculture will be coming together at the second annual Harvest Gala here to celebrate Ontario’s bounty and raise funds to share that food with those in need.
“Last year’s inaugural Harvest Gala was an overwhelmingly positive event,” said John Maaskant, a chicken farmer and chairman of the Ontario Farm Animal Council, which is helping to host the event. “We invite anyone who has an interest in food or farming to come to the gala. It is a great opportunity to network with others who work in agriculture, and all for a good cause to help the food banks.”
The 2009 Harvest Gala will be held on Oct. 22 in the Delta Guelph Ballroom. It will feature gourmet Ontario foods, wines, and beer, as well as live entertainment. A wine tasting station will add to the fun.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the gourmet tasting stations will begin serving at 7pm.
The event will also highlight the launch of the 2010 Faces of Farming calendar.
Tickets are $125, with a $25 charitable receipt to the OAFB. Tables of ten will be sold for $1,250 and include recognition at the event.
For tickets or more information, visit www.ofac.org or phone the Ontario Farm Animal Council at 519-837-1326.