The Food Bank for Westchester held their annual Valentine’s Day wine-tasting dinner, “Take Heart Against Hunger,” on Friday, Feb. 6 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.
All proceeds generated from event benefits the Westchester Food Bank which acts as a supply and support center for more than 265 hunger-relief member programs throughout Westchester. Programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, child day-care centers, senior-care centers, shelters and residences. The food bank estimates more than 200,000 Westchester County residents are hungry or at risk of hunger. 22% of these residents are seniors over the age of 60 and one-third are children under the age of 18.
The Valentine’s Day wine-tasting dinner featured a five-course gourmet meal with selected wine pairings that were created especially by the Culinary Host & Sponsor, Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships’ Partner Alison Awerbuch and Executive Chef John D’Arcangelo. The wines were donated by Pernod Ricard, USA, the Wine & Spirits Sponsor. The evening included a live auction with actor Bruce Sabath and a raffle.
Event committee members include: Scott Boilen, CEO/Allstar Products Group, Charles Day, SVP/UBS Financial Svces, Inc. Jean Marie Connolly, Senior Director/BNY Mellon Wealth Mgmt., and Greg Werlinich, President/Werlinich Asset Management.
“This Valentine’s Day event is about love” says Scott Boilen, “a love that seeks to help people by fighting to eradicate hunger.”