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Spring Melt 2021

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Join us on April 10, 2021 for Food Forward's Spring Melt, our annual "anti-gala" in a brand new virtual format!

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Join us on April 10th for a special Spring Melt evening, all from the safety and comfort of your own home! The Melt makers and shakers are busy crafting all the best elements that typically go into Food Forward's Spring Melt. Food Forward supporters and food justice warriors of all stripes and types will be able to piece together these Melt elements in their own living rooms. These Spring Melts spread out in living rooms throughout Southern California and beyond will be connected by a special brief streamed program celebrating Food Forward's past year as we continued the fight against food insecurity and food waste.

Each ticket holder will receive:

  • a digital Spring Melt kit, filled with tips, tricks, recipes and more to be used to craft your very own Melt at home;
  • access to the virtual Food Forward program streamed at 7pm on April 10th; and
  • early access to our newly revamped silent auction, stocked with packages to keep you busy and entertained until we can all safely gather again.

We couldn't do this without our financial sponsors! Food Forward thanks the generous families and businesses across Southern California that has made this event possible:

NAVEL

L.A. Care Health Plan

MANDARIN

Crystal Frierson

David Bohnett Foundation

Kaiser Permanente

NASA Services

KEY LIME

Athens Services

Mark Rhein and Warren Brodine

Republic Services

KUMQUAT

Bad Robot

Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers

Interfresh

Pam and Evan Kaizer

Would you like to add your name to this growing list of amazing sponsors? Click here to review our sponsorship deck, or email alia@foodforward.org to discuss additional opportunities.

FAQ:

  • I usually love Food Forward's Spring Melt. Will the virtual Spring Melt incorporate any of the same fun elements of the original Melt? You betcha! While we won't be gathering together this year for our fun anti-gala, we're making lemonade out of lemons. This year's Melt will take all the fruitastic elements of our physical event and bring it into the comfort of your own home. Yes, we're going out on a limb, but that's where the fruit is and what Food Forward does best! And it's also what Food Forward does to ensure over 2 million people get free, nutritious fruits and vegetables 365 days a year, every year.
  • Okay, but really, what is the Spring Melt all about this year? On April 10, 2021, the Melt will be back again, taking place in living rooms across the California Southlands and beyond. Each ticket gives you access to your own digital party kit, the streamed program, and our all-new silent auction. And if you would like to make your Melt even more special, check back as the Melt gets closer for special add-ons!
  • Is the Spring Melt a family-friendly event? Absolutely! The more the merrier.
  • Is there a dress code? In true Food Forward fashion, we encourage all of our Melt participants to sport their fruity and festive wear! While you're at it, take a picture of yourself and post it using #SpringMelt2021 so we can all be part of the fun.
  • Food Forward sounds amazing, but I have another virtual event that requires my attendance. How else can I support this work? We will gratefully accept donations (of any size!) -- click here to make your contribution. We also invite you to peruse our website for additional opportunities to get involved.
  • I want to attend the Melt but cost is a concern. Not to worry! Please email alia@foodforward.org for more information on receiving a sponsored ticket.
  • I have another question! Keep them coming! Email alia@foodforward.org with any other questions you might have.

The Melt wouldn't be the Melt without our generous and talented culinary and beverage partners. Our chef and mixologist partnerships have been one of the keystone features of The Spring Melt. While we won't be able to host these partners in person this year, we're so grateful to all who have participated in The Spring Melt in the past. The food and beverage industry has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. If so inclined, some ideas on how to support our restaurant community are as follows:

  • Order takeout
  • Purchase gift cards & merchandise from your favorite restaurants
  • Support retailers that carry local items
  • Contribute to the Independent Restaurant Coalition, No Us Without You, or other organizations that are providing assistance to our restaurant partners and their employees.
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