July 16, 2019
The region’s signature fundraiser to help end homelessness on the South Shore is returning to the Hingham Shipyard on Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, will host its 25th annual FoodFest at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard and Hingham Beer Works, with proceeds benefitting FBMS’ range of programs for individuals, families, and veterans experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The agency’s services, which assist approximately 6,000 people annually, include emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, family programs, employment programs, and more than 500 permanent supportive housing units across Southern Massachusetts.
FoodFest tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at helpfbms.org/foodfest. Funds raised at FoodFest help FBMS close the funding gap at its emergency shelters in Quincy and Brockton.
FoodFest, returning to the Hingham Shipyard for a fifth straight year, will feature a tasting with samplings from 35 of the South Shore’s most popular restaurants, bakeries and caterers. Guests will also be treated to live music and opportunities to participate in a silent auction, chance raffle and wine pull. The following Hingham eateries are participating in the food tasting: Alma Nove, Boathouse Bistro, Burtons Grill, Capitol One Café, The Greenside Grille, Mary Lou’s Coffee, Menchie’s, Nona’s Homemade Ice Cream, Peel Pizza, The Quarry, Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Café, Sapa Restaurant, Smokey Stax BBQ, Trader Joe’s, Trident Galley & Raw Bar, and Wahlburgers.
Marquee auction items include Patriots and Red Sox tickets, an autographed Julian Edelman jersey, an autographed Jayson Tatum jersey, a week’s stay at the Attitash Mountain Resort in New Hampshire, and a pair of high-end tickets to any concert or sporting event of the winning bidder’s choice.
Last year’s FoodFest raised more than $335,000 to support the services provided by FBMS. The event has approximately 80 corporate sponsors, including the following Presenting Sponsors: Arbella Insurance Foundation, Bank of America, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
During this year’s FoodFest, Quincy attorney George G. Burke and his family will receive the Richard C. and Virginia A. Welch Dedicated Volunteer Award, an honor presented annually to a local individual or group dedicated to strengthening their community.
More information can be found here: helpfbms.org/foodfest.