Portland, September 18th, 2015. Gregory Gourdet from Departure Restaurant + Lounge won the “Feast Sandwich Invitational” and the People’s Choice Award went to Vitaly Paley from Imperial. (Photo credit, Feast) The cooking contest was just one of the more than 30 foodie events held during the four-day festival – most are sold out. Presented by Bon Appétit, since its inception in 2011, Feast has donated more than $162,000 to deserving organizations dedicated to fighting childhood hunger, including No Kid Hungry. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.
More information about No Kid Hungry can be found on the nonprofit’s website.
Here are some images from Feast 2015:
Last year, Feast Portland helped Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon connect 4,729 kids to healthy summer meals.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a local, statewide organization that works to prevent hunger.
They advocate with policy makers to help move Oregon families out of poverty, bring conversations about hunger into public view, and strengthen effective public assistance programs like School Meals and SNAP (food stamps).
1 in 4 kids in Oregon is at risk of hunger. Matt Newell-Ching, public affairs
director of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, believes that “we don’t have to live in a state where hunger exists. Together, we can create an Oregon where everyone thrives.”
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon’s mission is to raise awareness about hunger,
connect people to nutrition programs and advocate for systemic changes that end hunger before it begins. Visit
oregonhunger.org for more information.
From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.
Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival with a mission, donating net proceeds towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Since its inception, Feast has donated more than $162,000 to these deserving organizations dedicated to making childhood hunger history.
Entering its fourth year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist National, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and applauded by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Serious Eats, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Food Republic, New York Post, Forbes and The Oregonian, and named among Fodor’s Travel North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals for being “done to such perfection you’d think one of the Pacific Coast’s biggest-catch food events was in its 30th year.”