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 are planning a series of small Donor Receptions this summer to raise critical funds for our mission. Click here to learn more about our 2021 Donor Receptions and how you can help.

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.

For more information about how you or your employer can support our mission, please contact Brendan Monahan, FBMS Corporate & Foundation Relations Specialist, at 508-427-6448 ext. 2286 or at

Event Details

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.


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 sponsorship opportunities, contact Brendan Monahan, Corporate & Foundation Relations Specialist, at 508-427-6448 x2286 or email

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