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Saddle Up and Give Hunger the Boot

The 17th Annual Network for the Needy Luncheon took place this past month.  We look forward to this event each and every year!  Network for the Needy is sponsored by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado and is comprised of a group of  dedicated and compassionate  individuals from the hospitality industry who work together to create a delightful experience complete with delicious food, fun and original entertainment. Everything is donated, so 100% of the proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies and its Denver’s Table program.


Chefs from local hotels and restaurants put their best ‘food’ forward at this year’s event.  Each participating restaurant tempted over 550 meeting, event and conference planners from around the Rocky Mountain Region with their appealing appetizers, exquisite entrees and delectable desserts.  Chefs also had the opportunity to compete for the best appetizer, entree and dessert prior to the main event. Our volunteer culinary judges chose the winning creations and their picks were announced during the program.


Nearly $20,000 was donated to FBR as a result of this year’s “Give Hunger the Boot!” event!  That equates to almost 80,000 meals to our neighbors in need.  THANKS to everyone involved in making this event another outstanding success!

 This room was bustling with hospitality folks sampling gourmet cuisine options.  
 Each restaurant set up their own unique booth display.

 How could one resist these delectable cookies?

 FBR’s, Jose, was appropriately dressed for the Western theme.

 A group of dancers provided entertainment for the crowd. 

 THE BIG CHECK! 

 Special thanks to the entire Network for the Needy committee!  This event is a success because of your time and efforts. 

 Each year, a student designs the image that is imprinted on the awards.  This year’s winner is being presented with her special plate!

 Reggie shows off the artwork of our talented winner!

One of our winning restaurants is presented with their award. 

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