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Just Food fundraiser dinner to honor founder

August 28, 2014

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Douglas County food bank Just Food is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a dinner catered by three local culinary hot spots.

The Founder’s Dinner will recognize the late Ann Weick, whose leadership and vision led to the formation of Just Food. It has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Diners will be treated to a meal created by chefs from Limestone Pizza Kitchen and Bar and Merchants Pub & Plate. Dessert will be provided by Culinaria.

The evening will also feature the presentation of the first-ever Ann Weick Service Award, which will go to a volunteer who embodies Weick’s passion for Just Food and its vision of freedom from food insecurity for all residents of Douglas County.

Weick died in May. She viewed food as a basic human right. Her vision for Just Food was one of social justice, ensuring that everyone has access to healthy food.

In addition to the meal, the Founder’s Dinner will feature a silent auction with art from local artists, including John Sebelius, Steven T. Johnson, Dave Loewenstein and Tim Forcade. Other silent auction items include a cooking class for six by Limestone chef Rick Martin, a weeklong retreat in Park City, Utah, and a pub night at Abe & Jake’s Landing for your event.

Single tickets are $50; tables of eight may be reserved for $400. Tickets cover entry to the event, dinner, dessert and a selection of beer and wine. All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction benefit Just Food.

Tickets and table reservations can be purchased online or by contacting Elizabeth Keever at 214-532-8355 or ekeever@justfoodks.org. For more information, go to www.justfoodks.org or call Just Food at 785-856-7030.

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