Bethesda Project presents

Sweet & Savory: Battle Against Hunger

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Monday 11/17
6:00 pm
$20 Proceeds benefit Bethesda Project

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YOU DECIDE who will earn bragging rights as THE BEST culinary student in Philadelphia!


Join us on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. when Bethesda Project presents SWEET & SAVORY: BATTLE AGAINST HUNGER. Culinary students from all over Philadelphia will compete to see who can make the best appetizer and best dessert, as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.


Your $20 admission includes the food competition, one free beer or wine ticket, and admission to Perseverance with Dignity, a short documentary film and accompanying exhibit of portrait photography examining street homelessness in Philadelphia. Filmmaker Scott Parry and photographer Christopher Brown spent eight months on the streets of Philadelphia speaking to homeless men and women and capturing their stories on film. Brown came to Philadelphia to learn photography and realized that there was an entire homeless community in Philadelphia that was yearning for support and recognition. It was then that Brown, along with videographer Parry, began to document Philadelphia’s homeless populations, spending hours a day with them, sleeping where they slept, and walking with them during every step of their day. Audience members will be treated to a panel discussion after the premiere, where individuals featured in the film will answer questions and tell their stories. 


Most importantly, your attendance at SWEET & SAVORY: BATTLE AGAINST HUNGER will be supporting the work of Bethesda Project, providing shelter, housing, and programs reaching out to chronically homeless men and women in the Philadelphia area.  For more than 30 years, Bethesda Project has been committed to finding and caring for the abandoned poor, and to being family for those who have none. Bethesda Project serves more than 2,500 homeless and formerly homeless men and women each year at 14 sites throughout Philadelphia. Learn more about their programs here.


This event is made possible through the support of its sponsors: Whole Foods Market, PJM Interconnection, Regina Nursing Center, Yangming Restaurant, PRAVDA Vodka, STARR Restaurants, 333 Bellrose Bar & Grill, Philly PR Girl, Drexel Food Lab, International House Philadelphia, Do Good Brewing, Taws Can Do, and Avero Bar Italiano.