American Culinary Federation of Cape Cod Raises $4,200 for Cape Kid Meals

Money raised through Holiday Party raffle will feed 28 Cape Cod area schoolchildren on weekends during the 2019-2020 school year

MASHPEE – The American Culinary Federation (ACF) of Cape Cod raised $4,200 for Cape Kid Meals at its 2019 Holiday Party, held at The Club at New Seabury on December 9, 2019.

Funds raised from the raffle at the holiday party totaled just over $2,100, which was matched by a generous donation by William and Linda Zammer, owners of the Cape Cod Restaurant Group which includes The Flying Bridge restaurant in Falmouth, to bring the donation total to $4,200. The formal check presentation will take place at the January 6th, 2020 ACF Cape Cod meeting at The Lobster Trap restaurant in Bourne.

“We are beyond pleased and grateful to be able to donate such a large sum of money to Cape Kid Meals, and organization whose values and mission we share completely.” Notes ACF Cape Cod President, Michael Pillarella, Executive Chef at the Wianno Club in Osterville. “To be able to do so only two and a half years after restarting our chapter is even more humbling, and we are so grateful to our generous members and local purveyors who generously supported this fundraising initiative, and who have supported us from day 1.”

Cape Kid Meals is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission of providing food insecure children who are dependent on free breakfast and lunch programs with food over the weekends. Their goal is to set up a program in every elementary school on Cape Cod where there are food insecure children. The program is operated confidentially and anonymously in schools, with children in need identified by children and guidance counselors. Cape Kid Meals president Tammy Leone was present at the holiday party to introduce Cape Kid Meals to culinary federation members.

The American Culinary Federation also collected toys for donation to the Falmouth Service Center and Toys for Tots at the holiday party.

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