Feed the Valley 2018

Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors and donors who made Feed the Valley Cook’s Challenge Year 5 a success. Through your generosity raised more than $147,000 for Valley Outreach programs! Our mission-focused event highlighted the work we do with the generous support of community members – from wine bottles in socks (representative of the 15,000 pairs of socks and underwear we gave out last year) to the balsamic vinegar at each place setting (seasonings are a top 5 most wanted item for our food shelf).

As a special treat – in celebration of our 35 year anniversary – three of our favorite local chefs competed in our Cook’s Challenge, Mike Willenbring, Paul Mahoney and Brent Pilrain. The must-use ingredients from the Valley Outreach food shelf were; salmon steak, chuck eye steak, ground coffee, cannellini beans and a fresh kale and squash blend. We had an all-star panel of judges; Amy Carter, Executive Chef, Product Development at Lunds & ByerlysJanel Hutton, Founder of NellieBellie and Olivier Vrambout, Former Chef/Owner of L’Etoile Du Nord Cafe and Owner of Vélo du Nord. They carefully critiqued each dish and selected Brent Pilrain as the winning chef!

Through volunteerism, financial generosity and the simple desire to help, Valley Outreach responds to the needs around us. As Monique, one of our volunteers, shared, “I think in order for the world to get better, it’s one person, one neighborhood, one community at a time.”

On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, it was indeed one person and one community at a time – enjoying each other’s company and supporting a mission that everyone can get behind. We help people move their lives forward through basic needs services and personalized support.

We were delighted to be highlighted during the evening news that evening, thanks for the shout out, Dave Dahl! (Move ahead to 14:02 in the broadcast.)
https://kstp.com/news/watch-full-newscast-5-eyewitness-news-at-10-friday-november-9-on-demand/5140296/?cat=12157

Master Chef Sponsors

Giveaway Sponsors

Executive Chef Sponsors

Wine Pull Sponsors

Sous Chef Sponsors

Dessert Dash

Our Dessert Dash raised more than $26,000 – a new record! Thank you to our donors and bakeries for making this year’s Dessert Dash truly amazing.

Bread Art
David & Anne Schmiechen
Fred & Tracy Anderson
Hannah’s Homemade Heavens
Jori & June
Jennifer Pelletier
Kathy & Jack Elliot
Kristin Kroll & Nolan Barrios
Lake Elmo Inn
Linda Besk – RM Realty
Lift Bridge Brewery
Mai Little Cakes
Marquess Studios
The Nest Salon
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pop-Up Swag
PurpleDaisy Cakes
Rebecca & James Allan
Sara Letourneau Coldwell Banker
Sara’s Tipsy Pies
Scheel’s Catering
The Sugar Fairy

Sweet Ambition Bakery
Uptown Girl Bakery
The Vanilla Bean Project

Tracy Maki & John Dybvig
Valley Outreach Board of Directors
Vickey Weiss Photography

In-Kind Donors

Valley Outreach

Valley Outreach

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