Re-envisioning FoodFest

FoodFest, our signature fundraiser, has been a staple event for our mission and the community for the past 25 years. In 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel FoodFest due to the pandemic.

We rely on funds raised from FoodFest to provide resources to operate our shelter. Sadly, we are losing this critical revenue stream at a time when the need has never been greater.

Given that the COVID-19 crisis has created an urgent need for community support, last year we launched our Campaign for Hope.

Stay tuned for announcements relating to our plans for 2021.

If you are interested in learning about future sponsorship opportunities, contact Brendan Monahan, Corporate & Foundation Relations Specialist, at 508-427-6448 x2286 or email

Event Details

Last year, 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.

We’d like to thank all of the wonderful sponsors, vendors, in-kind donors, and attendees who made last year’s FoodFest a tremendous success. Click here to view our Thank You ad published in The Patriot Ledger and The Boston Globe.


FoodFest raises a majority of its funds from corporate partners who sponsor the event at various levels. We are excited to work with our sponsors in new and creative ways to ensure they are properly recognized for your support.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event, contact Brendan Monahan, Corporate & Foundation Relations Specialist, at 508-427-6448 x2286 or email

See below for a list of last year’s event sponsors.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors - $50,000

Premier Sponsors - $25,000

Platinum Plus Sponsors - $15,000


Platinum Sponsors - $10,000

Attorney George G. Burke

Gold Sponsors - $5,000

Tom + Line Corcoran

Silver Sponsors - $2,500

Mary Catherine Finn and Bruce Ring

P.Leo and Helen A. Corcoran Foundation

Kathleen, Joanne and Richard, Jr. in honor
of their parents, Richard and Virginia Welch

Bronze Sponsors - $1,000

Ronald and Barbara Chapman

Underwriting Sponsors

Raffle Sponsor: Snow & Jones

Silent Auction Sponsor: Cambridge Savings Bank

Floral Arrangements Sponsor: Ladybug Pest Control Services