GUILFORD, CONN., October 20, 2016 – D’Vine Bistro and Madison Wine Shop have joined forces to present a special evening to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank on Tuesday, October 25, at 6:00PM, at D’Vine Bistro, 25 Whitfield Street in Guilford. The Charles Krug Wine Dinner will include a reception with passed appetizers and a paired wine, as well as a three-course dinner and dessert. Each course and the dessert will be paired with a Charles Krug wine. Cost for the dinner is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity, with all proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Peter Mondavi, Jr., owner of Charles Krug Wines, will be guest speaker at the dinner.
“We’re thrilled that D’Vine Bistro and Madison Wine Shop are offering this special evening with one of the leading winemakers in our nation,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “Proceeds from this event will help us to provide much-needed, nutritious food to people in our area.”
Founded in New Haven in 1982, the Connecticut Food Bank distributes enough food each year in six Connecticut counties to provide an average of 19 million meals. The food bank distributes that food through a network of community based programs, including soup kitchens, food pantries, residential programs and day programs that serve seniors and adults. The Connecticut Food Bank also distributes food through its Mobile Pantry service, GROW Up With Good Nutrition program and Kids’ BackPack program. Connecticut Food Bank member programs see an average of 150,000 visits each month.
“Nearly half a million people in Connecticut struggle with hunger,” Beaudreau said, “and more than 140,000 children are food insecure. Together, we can help people who are struggling to meet this most basic of needs.”
A Wine Dinner featuring Charles Krug Wines with guest speaker, winery owner Peter Mondavi, Jr., will be Tuesday, October 25, at D’Vine Bistro, 25 Whitfield Street in Guilford. The evening begins with a reception at 6:00PM. Dinner is at 6:30PM. Cost for the meal is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations for the dinner may be made by contacting Tom Ammerman at D’Vine Bistro, at (203) 458-1300. D’Vine Bistro is located at 25 Whitfield Street in Guilford.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide food, which last year provided 19.2 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.