There is just one week left to host a FEED Supper, a monthlong initiative that raises money for meals for people in need. Started last year by Lauren Bush Lauren, the program’s goal is to raise 2 million meals between September 16 and October 16, which is World Food Day. The concept is simple: host a dinner party and ask guests to donate meals on your fund-raising page instead of bringing wine or other host gifts. Then share highlights using #FEEDSupper. The FEED site helps with everything from decorations and conversation starters to thank-you notes. While chef-driven dinners and sponsored events have had a significant impact on the program, smaller one-off dinners are also incredibly powerful. “Last year it was the grassroots suppers that moved the needle and brought us well past our goal,” says Bush Lauren. “It’s such a thrill to go on Instagram every day and see what people are serving and how they are decorating.” We asked her to share some highlights from recent FEED Suppers:
Brooklyn Backyard The beautiful LaTonya Yvette hosted a Supper under the stars, where she packed a backyard full of inspiring women, who collectively raised over 6,000 meals. Live music, twinkle lights and a warm breeze made it feel like magic. OK, I wasn’t actually there, but it looked amazing on Instagram!
30 Communal Tables A FEED Supper dream-come-true, Le Pain Quotidien committed to host 30 Suppers over 30 days this year in their cafés across the country. These Suppers are really special because they bring total strangers together around a communal table with a shared goal to give back.