Eat Away at Homelessness May 18

Courtesy photo    The table is set for Alameda Point Collaborative’s annual Urban Farm to Table Luncheon. Proceeds from the delicious meal further the collaborative’s mission to end homelessness and its symptoms.

Alameda Point Collaborative to host annual benefit lunch

The public is invited to join Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) as it hosts 140 guests at its two-acre urban farm for its one-and-only annual fundraiser, the Urban Farm-to-Table Luncheon. Guests will be treated to a fine, catered meal presented by A Fork Full of Earth featuring produce sourced from the farm’s lush rows at Alameda Point. 

Locally produced beer, wine and cocktails will be provided by St. George’s Spirits, Faction Brewery, Almanac and Urban Legend while guests enjoy the talented musicians of The East Bay Brass Band. 
A resident and keynote speaker, Chef Terry Braggs will uplift the day with messages of resilience and strength that recognize APC’s fight against homelessness and its symptoms. A silent auction will provide an opportunity to score a trip to the Caribbean or enjoy an array of California treasures. 

The lunch menu includes the option of a mixed grill beef with garden herb chermoula or the vegetarian and gluten-free option, eggplant involtini.

APC works to end homelessness and its symptoms by providing permanent housing and supportive services that create communities where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish. To be housed at APC, residents must be experiencing chronic homelessness at time of entry and, at least one head of household must have a permanent mental and/or physical disability. 

APC currently uses the decommissioned Alameda Naval Air Station to house a total of 500 residents. To help break the cycles and symptoms of homelessness for these residents, APC offers supportive services with its permanent housing. These services range from literacy programs, substance abuse counseling, therapy, case management, children and youth programs, adult programs and employment and education training.

Can’t make the event but still want to help? Visit http://bit.ly/apcannualfundraiser to donate towards providing shelter and ending homelessness for Bay Area families. 

The luncheon fundraiser has been set for Saturday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m. APC’s Farm2Market is located at 2600 Barbers Point Road. The cost per person is $95.To learn more and reserve tickets, visit https://apcollaborative.org.