You’re Invited to the Food Bank’s

2023 Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala!

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Location: Outside, on the grounds of the San Diego Food Bank’s facility

Co-Chairs: Pamela Hunt & Jeannie Johnson


This year’s gala will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. outside, under the stars, on the grounds of our 90,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Miramar.

The outdoor event will feature live musical entertainment, fabulous silent and live auction items, delicious drinks and a multi-course, chef-prepared dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank’s vital hunger-relief programs, including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend food-filled backpacks to children living in poverty who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.



6:00 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
The opening reception will feature delicious craft cocktails, an open bar,
tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, and over 100 fabulous silent auction items.

7:30 p.m.Dinner, Live Auction & Program
Guests will enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner, a live auction featuring exciting experiences and getaways, and a program highlighting the Food Bank’s critical mission in the community.

9:00 p.m.Live Entertainment and Dancing
Guests will finish the evening on the dance floor with our live musical entertainment The Republic of Music.


Semi-Formal Dress Recommendations

IMPORTANT NOTE: This year’s gala will take place outside. Please bring a sweater or coat as it may get cold in the evening. 

For any questions about attire, please contact Alexis Hernandez, Events Manager, at 858-863-5113.


Guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course dinner.

V.I.P. guests will receive Champagne tableside at the start of dinner and an additional cheese course to complete the dinner service, provided by Venissimo Cheese.


Gala Co-Chairs

Pamela Hunt & Jeannie Johnson


Committee Members

Paul Amberg, Ellen Gruer, Cindy Hickman, Sean Kelley, Jim Lennox, Jeffrey Light, Mark McCord, Linda Nguyen, Chalea Pierce, Sara Polczynski, Lisa Richards, Leah Rippetoe and Mishelle & Tim Shinn

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or have a question?


Please reach out to our Events Manager, Alexis Hernandez.