Dr. Ray Solano's 7th Annual Food Drive & Fundraiser
5th Annual Food Drive & Fundraiser
In 2007, Dr. Ray Solano was in search of a local charity to help
those in our own backyards...The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) was a
perfect fit! The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those
who suffer from hunger in the Washington DC metro area by acquiring food
and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and
educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of
hunger and nutrition.
Every year in November, Dr. Ray Solano sponsors a
Food Drive & Fundraiser to benefit the CAFB. The focus of this event
is to raise awareness and most importantly collect food/funds for those
in our own backyards that are less fortunate.
**For admission, each guest is required to donate at least ($15 value)
of canned, boxed food, and/or hygiene products. Please be generous. In
lieu of food donations, you may also make a cash/check contribution at the door.**
During the course of the evening, guests have an opportunity to mingle
with local celebrities and pillars from the community. In addition,
guests can take part in a silent auction consisting of business
services, sports memorabilia, tickets to events, health services,
restaurant gift cards, vacation getaways, and more. 100% of the proceeds
benefit the CAFB! Furthermore, the restaurant host (MadFox) will donate
a portion of their proceeds to CAFB for those guests that choose to
dine. Last year, we had over 250 guests come through the door. To date,
we have collected over 10,000 pounds of food!
In addition to
local media personalities, we expect attendance from athletes
representing local area sports teams. This year WPGC - 95.5 has joined our efforts and will be continuously announcing the event. Midday Host
"Sunni" will be our special host for the evening.