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.

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.

Given the ongoing need for our essential services, we are relying on our community of supporters to step up during this critical time. We plan to collaborate with our restaurant partners, and incorporate some other elements of FoodFest, including engaging and recognizing our supporters, just on a smaller, more intimate scale. Stay tuned for updates.

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 bmonahan@helpfbms.org.

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 relying on our community of supporters to step up during this critical time. In the months ahead, we will collaborate with our restaurant partners and incorporate some other elements of FoodFest, including engaging and recognizing our supporters, just on a smaller, more intimate scale.

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. Click here to learn how our Heroes of Hope stepped up for our mission.

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.

Sponsors

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 bmonahan@helpfbms.org.

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