The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) announced today that it has sold out its 15th Annual Blue Jeans Ball gala fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, April 8 in downtown Washington. The annual event captures the spirit of the food bank and its mission to combat hunger in the region, and to that end organizers are proud to announce that the event’s organizing committee has donated its tickets back to the cause and those remaining few tickets to the gala will be awarded to new donors via a portal on the CAFB website.
Anyone interested in supporting the CAFB mission, but who has not purchased a ticket to the Blue Jeans Ball, can automatically enter to receive a pair of tickets, simply by donating HERE. Any donation of $15 or more through March 25 will qualify the donor for entry into a drawing to attend the gala. The goal is to engage new supporters from around the region, as the Blue Jeans Ball looks to raise more crucial funds than ever before. Winners will be contacted on March 26.
The 15th annual Blue Jeans Ball is the Capital Area Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser that gathers hundreds of people together from all over the region for the creation of change. The colorful fete is truly one-of-a-kind, offering outstanding culinary creations from some of the best local chefs, craft cocktails, live and silent auctions, and fabulous live music. As per tradition, all gowns and tuxes are left at home: the attire for the evening is denim.
At the heart of this party, every attendee is supporting the region’s fight against hunger in its many forms. The intent for the evening is to reach a fundraising goal of $500,000 – enough to provide 1.25 million meals – in just one night. This year’s event will focus on Unlocking the Power of Food, a theme that highlights food’s role in changing health and changing lives. With a sold-out ballroom, organizers hope to exceed the fundraising goal by stretching donors’ ability to give.
Guests have much to look forward to at this year’s Blue Jeans Ball, including food from outstanding area restaurants including: Ana at District Winery | Arroz by Mike Isabella | Barrel & Crow | BRABO Tasting Room | Cafe Saint-Ex | Congressional Seafood Company | Fig and Olive DC | The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club | GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar DC | Hill Country BBQ | The Marriott Marquis | Meatcrafters | The Melting Pot | Occidental Grill & Seafood | Range | RPM Italian | Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets | Seylou Bakery + Mill | Summer House Santa Monica & Stella Barra Pizzeria | Sweet Hearts Patisserie | Sweet Pearlz Cheesecake | Tiger Fork | Two Acre Farm
Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly in hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.
This year’s sold out event will take place in downtown DC at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
*Image is from the 2017 Blue Jeans Ball and Emmy award-winning Chief Political Correspondent for WJLA-TV Scott Thuman.