16th Annual Harvest Supper Celebration with Online Auction and Live Streamed Seth Glier Concert
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, the newly renamed Harvest Supper Celebration will go on despite COVID-19. The Stone Soup Café, host of this local treasure since 2015, will once again lovingly cook delicious meals using local produce and products for hundreds of community members -- but with a twist. This year’s event will feature a drive-through meal, followed by two very important fundraising events -- an online streaming musical event with Grammy-nominated local musician Seth Glier and two online auctions, a Silent and a Live Auction. Attendees will be able to pick up food to dine on at home while enjoying the concert and the chance to browse and bid on auction items. All proceeds will be used to support the vital work of the Stone Soup Café.
With the onset of COVID-19, many more in our community are now facing food insecurity. The Stone Soup Café, a pay-what-you-can café operating in All Souls Church, offers gluten-free meals on Saturdays, with vegetarian and vegan options, to those in need regardless of ability to pay. Having switched from serving in our dining room to preparing meals for pick-up and delivery, our needs have grown from 150 meals a week to 350 or more. These meals are prepped, cooked, packed, and delivered by a large group of dedicated volunteers and a small paid staff to realize our mission of providing nourishment and connection for people from all walks of life.
The Chef's Dinner will feature past favorites such as Turkey-Peach Salad, Pork Kapusta, Wheatberry-Blueberry Salad and a fresh Local Fruit Crumble with fresh Whipped Cream. A Silent Auction will be open on August 20th for viewing and bidding and on the day of the event, a Live Auction will take place at 6:00 PM, followed by a 45-minute live-streamed Concert by local Grammy-nominated artist, Seth Glier. Diners will have the option to pick up their meals, with some limited delivery available for those with no transportation or an inability to drive. A donation of $25 for the Chef's Dinner is suggested, and Concert tickets will also sell for $25. While we remain a pay-what-you-can cafe, we remind you that this is our largest annual fundraiser to help us to continue to feed the hungry in Franklin County.