Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fight for Planned Parenthood while tasting great food

The causes don't get much better than this one: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' 32nd annual Food Fare takes place at the Santa Monica Civic just as the House of Representatives has voted to stop Planned Parenthood centers from receiving federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings and HIV testing. To sign a letter to Congress regarding the vote, go to PP's online petition.
While benefit tastings can be pricey, this one deserves for the cause as much as for the ample selection of top restaurants, food trucks and local food artisans. There's also a silent auction with items like a walk-on role on "Modern Family."
Planned Parenthood L.A. has named Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger as Chefs of the Year, so of course Border Grill will be there. Also participating are dozens of restaurants including:
Church and State, A.O.C., Ammo, Clementine, Tavern, and Lucques; Blue Point Oysterette, Foundry, Il Grano, Momed, Pazzo Gelato and Zengo.
WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
WHEN: Thursday, March 10
Daytime session: 10:30 am - 2 pm, Evening session: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Advance tickets are $150 for daytime session and $225 for the evening session.
WHY: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles health centers provide care to over 120,000 men, women, and teens each year. Over 93% of the care Planned Parenthood provides is preventative, including birth control, cancer screenings, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the pplafoodfare website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks fabulous!! Go Planned Parenthood!!!!