It was our great pleasure to have you join us at Rialto Restaurant for the No Kid Hungry Boston Dinner. We remain awed by our incredible host committee and host Chef Jody Adams, the wonderful team at Rialto Restaurant, and the guest chefs – Joanne Chang, Mary Dumont, Gordon Hamersley and Andy Husbands – who prepared an outstanding meal. Special thanks to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, whose commitment to ending childhood hunger is an inspiration to us all.
Most of all, thank you for your generous and ongoing support of our work. Our No Kid Hungry Campaign is making critical progress nationwide to connect kids with the nutritious food they need to learn, grow and thrive, but with the government shutdown and critical cuts to SNAP (food stamps) on the table in Congress, our bipartisan work to ensure that kids get the healthy food they need is more important than ever. As the Governor said on Monday night, “I don’t look at good ideas, like this effort that Share Our Strength has brought forward, and ask whether this moves us to the left or whether it moves us to the right, I want to know if it moves us forward or takes us back in terms of feeding children, student achievement, and other things that allow us to create a better country for our kids.”
Thank you for helping us create a better country for our children by making No Kid Hungry a reality. Monday night wouldn’t have been such a success without you and we look forward to keeping you posted on our progress in the weeks ahead. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback and makre sure to check back for information on the 2014 event.
Join Us to Help
End Childhood Hunger in America
No Kid Hungry Dinner Boston
Monday, October 28, 2013
One Bennett Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. - Multi-course seated dinner with wine pairings
Jody Adams, Rialto and Trade
Special Guest Speaker
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
School Breakfast Champion Host Committee
Karen and Jim Ansara
Marla Felcher and Max Bazerman
Richard and Nancy Friedman
Annette Furst and Jim Miller
Jack and Pammy Griffin
Robert S. Kaplan
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Jeff Shames and Mary Beth Pemberton
Scott Schoen and Nancy Adams
After School Meals Friend
David and Judith Messick
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery and Myers+Chang
Mary Dumont, Harvest
Gordon Hamersley, Hamersley's Bistro
Andy Husbands, Tremont 647
Please contact Rachel Mentzer at email@example.com or 202-649-4339 with any questions. RSVP required, space is limited.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play
Chef Jody Adams
Jody Adams is a James Beard award-winning chef with a national reputation for her imaginative use of New England ingredients in regional Italian cuisine. Rialto, her four-star restaurant in Cambridge, has been named “One of the top 20 new restaurants in the country” by Esquire magazine and “One of the world’s best hotel restaurants” by Gourmet. Beginning her culinary career as a line cook at Seasons restaurant, she went on to open Hamersley’s Bistro as sous-chef and then served as executive chef at Michela’s in Cambridge, where Food & Wine listed her as “one of America’s ten best new chefs.” Soon thereafter, Adams opened Rialto in Harvard Square, collecting many honors as a result, including being inducted into the 2010 National Restaurant Hospitality Hall of Fame.
Adams has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, among many others. She was a recent contestant on the second season of Top Chef Masters, BRAVO TV's popular culinary competition, where she prevailed through cooking challenges like offsite wedding wars, preparing a meal for a Lisa Simpson, and feeding the cast and crew of the television show Modern Family, before finally meeting her nemesis in the form of a frozen goat leg. She has a strong commitment to hunger relief and is known for her loyal support of The Greater Boston Food Bank, Share Our Strength, and Partners in Health. In October 2010, Share Our Strength presented Jody with the Humanitarian of the Year award. Jody recently opened her newest venture TRADE restaurant, located on the ground floor of Atlantic Wharf in Boston’s historic Waterfront District.
For the past twenty years Billy Harris has been wowing audiences around the world. A cousin of Vaudeville great Georgie Jessel, Billy has been performing his entire life. By the tender age of five and a half, he understood how to "work a room"!
Billy’s razor-sharp timing, comedic style and brilliant improvisational skills have made him one of the most sought-after Auctioneer’s in the business.
Billy has raised millions of dollars for Share Our Strength, Autism Speaks, The New York Food Bank, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, James Beard Foundation, ALS Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Mario Batali Foundation.
When he’s not "performing," Billy, his wife Sharon, daughter Georgie, and dog Missy divide their time between Los Angeles and New York.