Re-envisioning FoodFest in 2021

For a second straight year, we have made the difficult decision to cancel FoodFest, our signature fundraiser. This is a significant loss for our mission at Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), considering we rely on funds raised at FoodFest to operate our emergency shelters.

As an alternative, we held two Donor Receptions this summer to raise critical funds for our mission. Click here to learn more about our 2021 Donor Receptions.

These funds are especially vital now, as we continue to operate additional satellite sites during the pandemic, providing safe shelter, meals, and basic needs to our most vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness.

If you are interested in learning more about supporting our mission, contact Catie Reilly, Chief Development Officer, at 508-427-6448 x2235 or email cmreilly@helpfbms.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_accordion active_tab=”false” collapsible=”yes” title_size=”h6″ style=”2″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Event Details”][vc_column_text]FBMS has decided to cancel our FoodFest fundraiser this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given the ongoing need for our essential services, we are planning a series of small Donor Receptions in the Summer of 2021 to recognize our generous supporters.

In 2020, FBMS held our Campaign for Hope in lieu of FoodFest, raising more than $1.15 million toward our agency’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2019, FBMS celebrated the 25th FoodFest fundraiser. Approximately 1,000 guests, vendors, and volunteers attended our milestone event, helping us raise more than $350,000 to assist our neighbors in need! Funds raised at FoodFest help FBMS fill the funding gap at our emergency shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Click here to view photos from this special night. Click here for WATD’s event coverage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sponsors”][vc_column_text]

FoodFest raises a majority of its funds from corporate partners who sponsor the event at various levels. As we re-envision FoodFest in the age of COVID-19, we are committed to working with our sponsors in new and creative ways to ensure they are properly recognized for their support.

If you are interested in learning more about supporting our mission, contact Catie Reilly, Chief Development Officer, at 508-427-6448 x2235 or email cmreilly@helpfbms.org.

See below for a list of last year’s Campaign for Hope supporters.

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Here’s a list of our 2019 Vendors:

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Abby Park & Novara

Alma Nove

Bia Bistro

Boathouse Bistro

Burtons Grill

Capital One Café


FBMS FoodWorks

The Fours

Fratelli’s Pastry Shop

Fuji at WoC (JP Fuji Group)

Galley Kitchen & Bar

Ginger Betty’s Bakery

The Greenside Grille by Raffael’s

Hill’s Home Market

Jac’s Cafe

Jake’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Lavishly Dunn Catering

The Lantana

Marylou’s Coffee

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Montilio’s Baking Company

Nona’s Homemade Ice Cream

The Parrot

Peel Pizza Company

Phillips Candy House

Players Sports Bar & Grille

The Quarry

Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe

Sapa Restaurant

Smokey Stax BBQ Catering

The Tinker’s Son

Trader Joe’s (Hingham)

Trident Galley & Raw Bar

Townie Frozen Desserts