October 22, 2018
 
Interfaith Social Services Gala Raises $385K to Set a Record

January 2, 2017 — Interfaith Social Services, a non-religious, nonprofit multi-service center based in Quincy that provides food and clothing to South Shore residents, announced it set a fundraising record of $385,000 at its recently held annual fundraising gala.

Fund's raised via the twentieth Annual Feed the Hungry Gala, held last month at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, will support ongoing programs of Interfaith Social Services.

The Hungry Gala has grown significantly in the past decade, with proceeds increasing 500% since 2009.

The event features carnival-style games, door prizes, entertainment and a variety of live and silent auction packages. Chefs from top Boston area restaurants hosted a Dine Around experience for guests while local wine and spirits distributors showcased their products.

Local restaurants participating in the chef dine around included The Quarry, The Townshend, Alma Nove, The Corner Stop, The Range Bar & Grill, JP Fuji Group, Island Creek Oysters, Fratelli’s, Sadie Mae’s Cupcakes, Montilio’s and Granite Links Golf Club. Beverages were provided by Bin Ends Wine, Boston Harbor Distillery, Simpson Springs, Mayflower Brewing, Bradford Distillery, Bully Boy Distillery, Coffee Break Cafe and Samuel Adams.

Latoyia Edwards, of NBC Boston, served as MC for the evening, which included a tribute to Bob Taylor, who led Interfaith Social Services for more than 30 years.

Sponsors of the 2017 gala included Walmart, Arbella Insurance Foundation and JetBlue Vacations, Granite Telecommunications, MavroCreative, NBC Boston, Neighborhood Health Plan, Quincy Mutual Group, and South Shore Living.

Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services operates one of the largest food pantries in Greater Boston. It also provides budget counseling and homelessness prevention, operates the New Directions Counseling center, as well as community gardening, free professional attire for job interviews, life skills workshops, and The Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop - operated entirely by volunteers with all sales benefiting Interfaith’s programs.

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