After holding two successful Farm to Table fundraising events last fall and spring, Pass Christian Main Street is donating $1,500 of their proceeds to support three local programs that work to alleviate hunger in Pass Christian.
The programs that will receive $500 each include:
- The Christian Concern Ministries Food Pantry housed at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 222 East Railroad Street, Pass Christian: The Food Pantry provides groceries, everything from dry foods, canned goods and perishables, such as chick-en and cheese. Every Wednesday, families that qualify receive three-four bags of groceries. While the food is distributed weekly, the approved families receive their groceries every two months.
- Gone Fishing Ministries, Inc. organized by Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, 322 Davis Avenue, Pass Christian: Volunteers at Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church have been providing free nutritious, hot meals almost every Wednesday for anyone who walks into the doors of their dining hall since soon after hurricane Katrina.
- Pass Packs Program with the Pass Christian High School: This program provides food for children to take home every Friday to feed breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the weekend. During longer breaks from school, this program also sends food for the extended period away from school.
The Main Street Farm-to-Table event is a dinner for 100 people set at one long table in the middle of Davis Avenue.
The next Farm-to-Table dinner will be held this Sunday, Nov. 12. Diners will sit under the lights and enjoy delicious meals prepared by local chefs from seasonal foods grown and harvested locally.
The five-course meals (with lagniappe) will be served with complimentary wines. Live music will be performed by Dave Jones throughout the dinner. Participating restaurants and caterers for the dinner will include Bacchus on the Beach, Cat Island Coffeehouse, Cooks Day Off, Fatsumo Sushi, Hook Gulf Coast Cuisine, and Chef Victor Pickich.
The dinner is a fundraiser for Pass Christian Main Street and is meant to honor the agriculture and seafood of our region while highlighting our downtown restaurants and chefs.
Tickets are limited and cost $100 each. They are available at Hook Gulf Coast Cuisine (133 Davis Ave.); Fatsumo Sushi (125 Davis Ave., Suite C); or by calling (228) 760-0323 or (228) 216-0214.