Feeding Mouths Feeds the Soul

My biological father passed away about a year ago.

We left Korea when I was three.  It would be another twenty years before I would meet him and find out the reason my siblings and I were given up for adoption.  He had fallen ill and trying to feed three small children became a burden he couldn’t overcome.  Rather than watching his children starve, we were taken to an orphanage with the hope we would be adopted into the United States for a better life.  We were so undernourished that at age three, I arrived on American soil in a jumper dress that was meant for a one year old.

While poverty and starvation doesn’t seem as evident in America as it might in Korea, it definitely exists.  During volunteer work with some of the schools, I’d hear stories about the meal at school was sometimes the only meal a child would have the whole day.

Taste of the Nation HOTlist is an annual event supported by some of the top restaurants in the Twin Cities striving to wipe out childhood hunger.  Event chair Tim McKee has been an avid participant in this event.

So sample some great food, socialize with friends and enjoy this event (one of the most fun fundraising and food events of the year).  Click on the logo to buy a ticket to this June 25th event at The Guthrie.

Participating Restaurants:

Be’Wiched Deli
Bradstreet Crafthouse
Chef Shack
Cooking Matters
Cosmos Restaurant
La Belle Vie
Minneapolis Club
Pizzeria Lola
Salty Tart
Sea Change
Strip Club
Sun Street Breads

Hope to see you there!

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