Charlotte Chefs Partner with Feed the Children to Help End Childhood Hunger

Charlotte, N.C., – Rocco Whalen, executive chef and owner of Fahrenheit, and other acclaimed guest chefs partnered with Feed the Children for a special dinner to help end childhood hunger in Charlotte on Tuesday, Feb. 27. This event was part of Feed the Children’s Celebrity Chef Series and was held at Fahrenheit.

“Feed the Children is honored to have the support of Chef Rocco and his restaurant, Fahrenheit. He assembled the best chefs and talent in the Charlotte area for this exciting fundraiser, which will help provide food and hope to hungry children in the community,” said Joe Allegro, senior director of corporate partnerships for Feed the Children.

In Charlotte alone, nearly 17 percent of the population live below the poverty line. Often, these children and families are unsure of where they will find their next meal.

Whalen is nationally known for his excellence in cooking as well as achievements in the world of food and hospitality. He’s also passionate about supporting Feed the Children.

“I’m thrilled to host this dinner, once again, as part of the Feed the Children Celebrity Chef Series. Children are the future and it’s a privilege to be a partner with this great organization and do what I can to help put an end to child hunger in Charlotte and America,” Whalen said.

Guest chefs for the evening included Joe Kindred of Kindred Restaurant in Davidson, NC; Paul Verica of The Stanley in Charlotte; Blake Hartwick of Bonterra Dining & Wine Room in Charlotte; and David J. Feimster, the executive chef at Fahrenheit. Bob Peters from Punch Room at the Ritz Carlton served as the guest mixologist and Billy Harris was the emcee and auctioneer.

All funds raised during the event will be used for a community-feeding event to help struggling families in the Charlotte area.

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood 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 initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

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