Thursday, January 16, 2014

Something to Check Out: Coolio Live to Benefit Food Forward

Los Angeles based non-profit organization Society of Young Philanthropists (SYP) is holding their next fundraising event this Saturday, January 18th at Bardot in Hollywood. Over three hundred young professionals and entrepreneurs will be attending, including the tech power players of the wildly popular app, Tinder that will also be sponsoring this event.

Guests will enjoy a live performance of the musical hip-hop styling of Coolio (unfortunately the author of Cookin’ with Coolio with chapters that include: “SaladEatin’ Bitches”; “Appetizers for That Ass”; and “It’s Hard Out Here For A Shrimp” won't be in the kitchen also!) followed by DJ Touchtones spinning all night.  The event will also feature an open bar sponsored by Infuse Vodka and Anheuser-Busch, as well as a Cult Gaia photo booth known for celebrating grace, glory, and good times.  All proceeds raised will be donated to Food Forward, a volunteer powered grassroots group of Angelenos making change around urban hunger.

SYP is dedicated to contributing to organizations and causes that focus on building the strength of local and global communities through social, education and volunteer events.  For this event, SYP sought to make a difference in the fight against hunger.  They believe that Food Forward does exactly that.  SYP and Food Forward wish to emphasize the importance of sharing food abundance.  By gathering from those who have excess and giving to those who are in need, they hope to promote a sustainable solution to the problem of urban hunger.

Food Forward is a volunteer powered grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger.  Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.  They convene at properties they have been invited to and harvest their excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local food pantries across southern California. Combined, their numerous distribution partners provide food to over 40,000 clients a month across Southern California.

The Society of Young Philanthropists (SYP) is a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles.  They are a creative consortium of like-minded young professionals driven by tireless collaboration to build and sustain positive change.  They believe problems of our local and global communities are best solved when the best minds come together.  They recognize that people love celebrating for a cause.  Since their 2004 establishment, they have raised nearly $300,000, hosting 12 fundraising events and 20 community service projects, which has supported needs in areas such as human rights, hunger, domestic violence, and education.

To purchase tickets click HERE.  For more information on SYP click THIS ONE.

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