Dinner in the Orchard set Sept. 12 at T.S. Smith & Sons in BridgevilleTo benefit Food Bank of Delaware
The Food Bank of Delaware and T.S. Smith & Sons will celebrate the harvest season with their second annual Dinner in the Orchard event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at T.S. Smith & Sons’ farm in Bridgeville.
The evening will feature fresh foods straight from local farms, beer, wine and entertainment from jazz band the Swing Notables. Food for the evening will be prepared by students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank’s newly expanded branch in Milford. The event will take place in a pavilion in one of the farm’s many fruit orchards. Circle K Outfitters will provide carriage rides around the farm. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch expansion project.
Construction on the $2.6 million expansion project began last September. The newly expanded branch includes a full-sized industrial kitchen to house The Culinary School and a volunteer room to increase hunger-relief programming in Kent and Sussex counties. A grand opening will take place Friday, Sept. 20.
“T.S. Smith & Sons is honored to be hosting this fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware's Milford location,” said Charlie Smith, a fourth-generation farmer and partner in T.S. Smith & Sons. “We are happy to do our part to end hunger close to home and hope for another sold-out event like last year.”
“Last year’s event was incredibly successful,” said Milford Branch Director Chad Robinson. “The food was absolutely delicious, and it was a great opportunity to not only gather with fellow community members, but also raise money for a very worthwhile cause - alleviating hunger in Kent and Sussex counties. We’re excited to show off the skills of our culinary students while also showcasing fresh foods that are grown right here in our own backyard.”
Tickets for the event are $50 per person. The price includes dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. To purchase tickets, contact Kim Turner at 302-444-8074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration and directions to the event are available at www.fbd.org/orcharddinner.
Event sponsorships are still available. To learn more about event sponsorship, contact Turner. The following organizations have signed up to sponsor: Gold: Accessible Home Builders; Silver: Harrington Raceway & Casino; Bronze: BASF Corp.; Betts and Biddle Eye Care; Muncie Insurance and Financial Services; and Subway of Milford.