I just got back from NYC and the 4th annual Paella Parade (hosted by Frederick Wildman), where I got to eat some amazing paella and drink some of my favorite wine from El Coto de Rioja. If you missed the
Paella Parade this year, don’t worry: it will return in 2013 and you’ll have the opportunity to not only enjoy great food and drink, but also support Action Against Hunger. ACF International works in 40 countries to stop malnutrition while also
My mother came with me and we were both saying that it’s wonderful to go to an event like Paella Parade and know that it is acknowledging its privileged nature by giving back to food-based charities. After all, the tie-in seems pretty obvious.addressing issues of water sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and food security. Definitely check out their website for more information on their mission and the incredible work they are doing to directly help 5 million people each year.
There are the people who get out there and get their hands dirty (like the 4600 professional who work for ACF) and then there are the people who write the checks that support the organizations that employ the individuals who go and get their hands dirty. Both are important roles. Events like Paella Parade are vital to drawing attention to great organizations like AFC (honestly, I’d never heard of it before),while still creating a fun atmosphere that brings in guests who love food and wine, and hopefully, giving back.