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Dates: September 12, 2020

Venue: Virtual Gala

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Hungry Hearts 2020 - A Virtual Gala

While the COVID pandemic forced the cancellation of Victoria’s favourite foodie fundraiser, Our Place has been cooking up a delicious and cheesy replacement

“Hungry Hearts has always been about great food,” says Our Place Chief Executive Officer Julian Daly. “And we love the idea of partnering with our region’s amazing chefs to allow even more people to join in the fun with a unique culinary contest.”

From Aug. 8 to Sept. 8, participating restaurants will add a specialty Mac & Cheese dish to their menu, and patrons will then vote for their favourites. The results will be announced during an Our Place Hungry Hearts Virtual Gala on Saturday, Sept.12, hosted live from Hungry Hearts 2020 Committee Chair Charlotte Salomon’s own home.

“The hotel and restaurant industry has been so supportive of the work we do, and they’ve been hit hard by this health crisis, too,” adds Daly. “This contest will allow us to give back to them, while also raising much-needed funds to support our most vulnerable citizens.

The live streamed Facebook event will include a special performance by Jan Arden’s guitarist, a culinary demonstration from last year’s Hungry Hearts champion, Chef Nicolas Hipperson, Executive Chef of the Union Club, auctions and a special Q & A session with Our Place’s new CEO.

Viewers will be able to find out the winner of the Mac & Cheese contest and catch the live-streaming event at 5pm on the 12th through a link on the Our Place website: