Fundraiser marks new phase of food collaboration in the region

Two local organizations are partnering for their first collaborative fundraiser this week.

Two local organizations are partnering for their first collaborative fundraiser this week, marking a new phase of collaboration in food security response in the region.

The event, Tango Meets Baroque put on by the Mustard Seed and Living Edge, will include strings with Grammy Award nominee violin virtuoso Pablo Diemecke, the DieMahler Ensemble and other guests in Victoria.

The event marks a new phase of collaboration of food security response in the Capital Regional District (CRD), as the Mustard Seed and Living Edge are aiming to benefit from improved coordination and efficiency of food distribution through the efforts of the Food Share Network, along with roughly 40 other non-profit good service agencies.

“It’s a big year for food security collaboration in the CRD, as the Mustard Seed aggressively ramps up capacity-building in its food security ministry, which will in turn empower and benefit food security non-profits like Living Edge,” said Allan Lingwood, director of development with the Mustard Seed.

Living Edge provides groceries and hot family dinners on a weekly basis in the Quadra Village neighbourhood, and distributes fresh food to hundreds of local residents.

Tango Meets Baroque takes place on Friday, Nov. 18. There will be a pre-show meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. with the Mustard Seed’s new executive director Bruce Curtiss and pastor of Living Edge Neil van Heerden, along with a silent auction. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, online at ticketfly.com, at the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s box office, Ivy’s Bookshop, the Mustard Seed, Christian Book and Music or Long & McQuade.

 

 

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