Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland 2018 Raises $75,140 For Partners For a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners
Over Seven Years, The Premiere National Food and Drink Festival Has Raised $445,140 For Charitable Partners To Fight Hunger
PORTLAND, ORE., November 2, 2018 – During its seventh year, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland food and drink festival (September 13-16, 2018) raised $75,140 for its charitable partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised $445,140 to help fight hunger. Save the date for year eight of Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland, September 12-15, 2019!
“Every year, we set a goal to make Feast more impactful than the year before,” said Feast Portland Co-Founders Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch. “And every year, we are honored to collaborate with our food and beverage community in Oregon and beyond to make that goal a reality.”
Feast Portland charitable partner Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a statewide nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the problem of hunger and solutions, advocates for more just programs and policies to end hunger, and connects communities to food resources.
“We are proud to be long-time partners with Feast Portland, and to have together contributed to reducing hunger in our state. Ensuring everyone, especially our kids, has access to the abundance of Oregon requires all of us to stand together and work for progress,” said Annie Kirschner, Executive Director, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. “This year we’ve been able to connect tens of thousands of families in every corner of the state to nutrition programs. Thank you to Feast Portland and the remarkable culinary community for their continued dedication to raising awareness and funds to end hunger in Oregon.”
This year, Feast Portland also collaborated with Oregon-based Urban Gleaners, which collects and redistributes over 70,000 pounds of food every month, feeding over 5,000 people every week through school pantries, summer free farmers markets, and Mobile Markets at low-income housing communities.
“We are so grateful for the support we received from Feast Portland’s 2018 partnership,” said Tracy Oseran, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Gleaners. “Thanks to the deliciously enthusiastic collaboration of Feast attendees, chefs, staff, and volunteers, we will be able to share an additional 32,000 meals with hungry kids and their families in Portland this year. In a city with such incredible restaurants, farmers markets, and food artisans, nobody should have to go hungry—and we applaud Feast’s efforts to spread this message and help end hunger in Oregon.”
Major charitable efforts of Feast 2018 included a Matching Challenge with Oregon Fruit Products and a “Feast Fab Collab” series of one-of-a-kind Feast Portland- inspired items created by top artisans and chefs in partnership with New Seasons Market.
Feast Portland 2018 welcomed 20,373 total attendees. There were 127 participating chefs, in addition to wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, artisans and more. 4,452 pounds of 183 different types of fresh produce provided by Feast partners were featured at 52 distinct events during the four-day festival, continuing to highlight the bounty of the region.
Thank you to Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland 2018 sponsors: (National Media Sponsor) Bon Appétit, (Platinum Sponsors) New Seasons Market, Travel Oregon, Washington State Wine, (Event Presenting Sponsors) Alaska Mileage Plan, Bob’s Red Mill, Kuni Lexus of Portland, Tillamook, (Platinum Drink Sponsors) Acqua Panna, Bulleit, San Pellegrino, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, (Gold Sponsors) Chase Bank, Health-Ade Kombucha, Hestan Smart Cooking, Nicky USA, Oregon Fruit Products, Port of Portland, Portland Trail Blazers, Provenance Hotels, Shun, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Tabasco, Travel Portland, Williams Sonoma, (Gold Drink Sponsors) Altos Tequila, Barton & Guestier, Beaujolais Wines, Columbia Winery, Elk Cove Vineyards, Fernet-Branca, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mitchell Wine Group, Pike Road, Pineau des Charentes, Precept Wine, Stoller Family Estate, Union Wine Co., Westward American Single Malt Whiskey, William Grant & Sons, (Sterling Sponsors) Big Green Egg, DPI Specialty Foods, Premier Press, Snake River Farms, (Silver Sponsors) Bamboo Sushi, California Olive Ranch, Caviar, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC, Jacobsen Salt Co., KIND Snacks, Kite Hill, Maille, OpenTable, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Pacific Coast Fruit Company, Pacific Seafood, Pre, Serra, Smith Tea, Tourism Israel, Travel Ashland, Willamette Valley Wine, Zidell Yards, (Bronze Drink Sponsors) 10 Barrel Brewing, 14 Hands Winery, Archery Summit, Buffalo Trace, Deschutes Brewery, Domain Drouhin Oregon, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, Full Sail Brewing, Kyla Kombucha, Ponzi Vineyards, Portland Brewing, Portland Sangria, SakéOne, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Widmer Brothers Brewing, WillaKenzie Estate, Wine by Joe, (Media Partners), Alpha Media, Creel Studio, Edible Canada, Heritage Radio Network, Imbibe, KATU, Oregonian Media Group, Pollinate, Seattle Magazine, Stream PDX, (Hotel Partners) Portland Kimpton Hotels, The Duniway, The Porter Hotel, (Partners) Bargreen Ellingson, Blockhouse PDX, Bridge & Burn, Campari, Elephants Delicatessen, Green Gables Construction, Hama Hama Oysters, Lyft, Kitchen Cru, Olympia Beer, Oregon Cheese Guild, Oregon Culinary Institute, Oregon Wine Board, Pok Pok Thaan, RAFT, Red Rock Chips, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, The Nightwood Society, TMT Development, Tour Print, Umpqua Bank, USA Pears, and West Coast Event Productions.
ABOUT FEAST PORTLAND
Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America’s food revolution. Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, the four-day festival showcases legendary and emerging chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders at more than 40 delicious events, from large-scale tastings to classes, and intimate dinners. Feast Portland continues to support efforts to end hunger in our community, benefitting Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners.
ABOUT BON APPÉTIT
Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet. The award-winning No. 1 food lifestyle brand covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design, and home. Bon Appétit has been named to Advertising Age’s A-List for six consecutive years, including Magazine of the Year 2013 and 2017, and Brand of the Year 2015, and has been named to Adweek’s Hot List every year since 2012, including Hottest Food Magazine in 2013, 2017, and 2018. Bon Appétit has also been nominated for 28 National Magazine Awards in the past six years, including wins in 2014 for General Excellence and Photography, and in 2017 for General Excellence.
ABOUT PARTNERS FOR A HUNGER-FREE OREGON
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon believes that all Oregonians should have access to and be able to afford nourishing food. Hunger-Free Oregon raises awareness about hunger, connects people to nutrition programs and advocates for systemic changes to end hunger in Oregon. Feast Portland has made it possible for PHFO to connect tens of thousands of children to nutritious meals in their in communities across Oregon. When 1 in 4 kids are food insecure and hunger is at an all-time high in our state, we must work together. By addressing its root cause, poverty, and increasing access to programs like school meals and summer meals for kids, we can help end hunger in Oregon. Raise awareness of hunger and PHFO’s mission during Feast Portland by using #WhyWeFeast.
ABOUT URBAN GLEANERS
Urban Gleaners collects delicious, fresh food before it can go to waste and gets it to people who need it. They pick-up from a growing roster of donor restaurants, grocery stores, corporate campuses, event sites, colleges and universities, farms, and food wholesalers, and sort and package the donated food into family-sized portions. Then they distribute the food to over 40 sites in the Portland Metro area, at schools through their Food To Schools program, at their public Mobile Markets at parks and apartment complexes, and through a variety of hunger services organizations.