Taste of Food for Health
Join Fox Valley Food for Health for an opportunity to enjoy an evening experiencing our Healthy Meals Program first hand! This year we are shifting from our Harvest Moon theme, to the Taste of Food for Health! After overwhelming positive feedback, we are making our food and Teen Chefs the focal point of the event. Enjoy a ‘cocktail casual’ affair with heavy samplings of our signature entrées (recipes included!). With each ticket purchase, you’ll make a $75 donation, providing 1 week of meals to a program recipients, and have opportunities to support FFH at the event.
It will be held on March 16th, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. You’ll get a chance to meet our team of adult volunteers & Teen Chefs and learn more about what it takes to prep, cook & deliver over 17,000 meals a year, and how it has impacted their lives. You will learn how our care for those suffering from a health crisis, are experiencing respite as a result of the care we provide them. All proceeds from the event will go directly to supporting our mission by funding an increase in meals, vegetable production of our summer garden, and to support our volunteers.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Join Fox Valley Food for Health for an opportunity to enjoy an evening experiencing our Healthy Meals Program first hand!
This year we are shifting our Harvest Moon Dance to a night Under the Harvest Moon. It will be held on October 16, 2021 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Get a snapshot into our program by enjoying a heavy sampling of some of our signature dishes, open bar, raffles and both a live & silent auction! You’ll get a chance to meet our team of adult volunteers & Teen Chefs and learn more about what it takes to prep, cook & deliver over 17,000 meals a year, and how it has impacted their lives. Any health crisis requires an “all-hands-on-deck” response by a family, and in turn a community. Cancer in particular is so widespread that it is easy to find someone in our lives who has been impacted by it and so we ask all community members to help us provide hope by delivering meals or training our Teen Chefs. All proceeds from the Under the Harvest Moon event will go directly to supporting our mission by funding an increase in meals, vegetable production of our summer garden, and to support our volunteers.
We can’t wait to see you on October 16th!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Frequently Asked Questions
Our online auction is open!
Start your bidding today on our amazing items including wine tasting experiences, specialty wine & whiskey baskets, local restaurant packages and so much more!
Get access to our auction here! (don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can find it quickly the night of the event!)
The auction site is available on your computer or phone, but make sure you test this prior to the event so you can see which format you prefer.
Here’s some quick tips for the online auction:
- Create an account first. Once you access the site, be sure to click “Sign In” on the top right corner and create your account. There you will be able to add a credit card for quick and easy check out. You are required to add a credit card prior to bidding on any items. Once you are signed in you will also be able to track items you’ve bid on, view your receipts and update forms of payment, by select the white icon next to your name.
- Once signed in, you will see a menu on the left hand side. The bottom section is specific to your account and the top section is where you’ll find “browse auction items.” Click the text and you’ll see the list of all our auction items! Be sure to scroll so you don’t miss anything! Once you click on an item you want to bid on, a panel will be displayed to bid, watch or buy now!
- Donate Now/ Online Paddle Raise. In this section you can directly support our programs. In 2020, our Healthy Meals Program provided over 17,000 meals to our neighbors in need. Our Teen Chefs and adult volunteer work every week to prep and cook fresh organic healing meals to be delivered to our client families free of charge for 12 weeks. Each individual (client & family member) receives 6 healing meals per week, free of charge! We purchase the majority of our produce and ingredients fresh each week, which comes with a heavy price. We rely on generous donors like yourself to help us raise the necessary funds to continue to deliver these meals free of charge. We have designated key giving levels and can’t thank you enough for providing the tools and ingredients our volunteers use each week in our kitchen!
- Check out. At the close of the event, all transactions and donations will be processed as one transaction. The auction will close at 7:15 pm and at that time the winner’s credit cards will be charged.
All meals will be available for pick up starting at 12:00 pm Friday Feb. 12th – 5 pm Saturday Feb. 13th, at Blue Goose Market, 300 S 2nd St, St. Charles, IL 60174.
The meals will be located at the Deli counter. All you need to do is go to the counter and let them know the name associated with the meal(s) you are picking up!
Paul Lencioni, owner of Blue Goose Market, has created perfect wine pairings for our meals that will take your dining experience to the next level. They will be available for purchase at Blue Goose Market and will be displayed right where you pick up your meals!
Chicken w/ Tomato Jam Entrée: El Tanino Syrah $12.99- Spain, 100% Syrah, Fruit forward, raspberries, red plums, blackberries, violets, silky tanins
Ratatouille and Creamy Polenta Entrée: Chateau Minuty, “M” Rose, $19.99, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cotes de Provence, Light and bright in color. “The nose has very intense aromas of orange peels and red currant. The wine in the mouth is smooth with a nice freshness”
White Wine option for both entrées: Chateau la Gravelieres Bordeaux Blanc, $15.99, 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillion, Graves, peaches, white flowers, lemon zest, bitter almonds on the finis
With the purchase of your ticket you are automatically registered for our online event! You should have received an email from Eventbrite with your virtual ticket (if not please check your spam folder). In that email you will see an orange button labeled “View the Event”. Once the event opens at 5:30 pm CST on Sat. Feb. 13th there will be a “join now” button which will redirect you to the Zoom meeting. Eventbrite will also be sending you reminders about the event the day of and a few days prior. If you have trouble accessing the event you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 630.377.0789.
|5:30 PM||Virtual Event opens – Preheat your ovens and reheat your meals!|
|6:00 PM||Event begins with a welcome message from our ED|
|6:10 PM||Virtual Program starts with our MC Joe Daly|
Once your meals are reheated enjoy them while you watch our virtual program.
The program will be made up of entertainment from Joe, a virtual tour of the FVFFH kitchen, a virtual interview of a Teen Chef & Client and so much more!
|7:00 PM||Event ends & last chance to bid on our virtual silent auction|
|7:15 PM||Auction Closes|
Fox Valley Food for Health is a 501c3 Non-Profit and is primarily funded through individual donations. By making a monetary donation you are directly supporting our clients and volunteers.
You can also support our event by donating auction items. We are looking for big and not so big items. Big items like Vacation Homes, At Home Exercise Equipment like Peloton Bikes, Unique Event Experiences etc will be auctioned. Smaller items like a bottle of wine or liquor, spa services, restaurant gift cards etc will be helpful for us to create beautiful themed baskets for raffles.
Although we have a ‘wish list’ we will welcome anything you can come up with! Just contact Diane Lauterer or Anna Quinlan and we will be happy to coordinate delivery or pick up of your donation.