The clock struck 6, and almost instantly, friends started to arrive. With each arrival, we chatted, we hugged, and we celebrated. Prior to 6pm I stayed level headed; designing, emailing, and decorating for weeks, with the help of an amazing assistant (thanks Dyana!). The invites went out, the donations came in, and the day arrived.
I must start this by giving a bit of a disclaimer- I love to host, but almost never host larger events. Here’s why: I get obsessive about events. I make lists from the get-go and check them off as I go, I email vendors and whatever help I can pull together non-stop, and I almost always, by chance, have events on rainy days. All of which, leaves me a bit hesitant to throw my own soiree.
When asked by FEED to host a FEED Supper to help move the needle on world hunger through their initiative by setting a chain of gatherings and delicious meals in motion, I jumped in head first. All of my anxieties were put to rest, and all of my styling and managing skills were put to the test. Weeks later, I am still riding the high that was that night. The room was filled with artists from all walks; women who wanted to be a part of something greater than themselves. I fed them, and together, we gave over 6,000 meals!
My supper is done, but there are still a few days left to make an impact on food hunger around the world. You can donate to my FEED foundation (we are now over 9, 000- meals! ), or you can invite some friends and have your own FEED Supper!