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The 2019 Sacramento Hotels Farm-to-Fork Showcase: Challenge of the Chefs will benefit one local organization working to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. The Challenge of the Chefs is part of the Sacramento Hotel Association’s ongoing program of community service activities. So, get your ticket today!

2018

Wind Youth Services and Union Gospel Mission
Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. Wind Youth Services is the only service provider in Sacramento County focusing solely on runaway, homeless and street youth, and transition-age youth. The organization currently operates the area’s only emergency shelter and drop-in center for these populations. www.windyouth.org  
 
The Union Gospel Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless and the poor who are hungry, struggling, and seeking help, refuge, and regeneration. The Mission provides a safe environment to everyone who walks through its doors with food, clothing, many essential items, shelter, life-changing counseling, and a recovery program. www.ugmsac.com

2017

Beneficiaries: Next Move—Family Shelter and Volunteers of America—Veterans Family Housing
Next Move: Family Shelter – Next Move’s mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance. Next Move operates the Family Shelter, serving 17 families with children each night. It is one of only two shelters in Sacramento County that accepts two-parent families, single fathers and sons over the age of 14, and it is the only shelter with private rooms for families. All households are assigned a program support team who provides case management, housing, employment and specialized children’s services. This team offers supportive services that assist them in obtaining resources, take advantage of employment training and placement opportunities, develop a plan to secure housing and adopt positive lifestyle habits. www.nextmovesacramento.org
 
Volunteers of America : Veterans Family Housing – Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada's (VOA-NCNN) ongoing mission is to reach and uplift all people, which includes individuals, families, children, seniors, former foster youth, veterans and people with substance abuse issues. Serving more than 2,100 individuals each day in the Sacramento area alone, VOA-NCNN supports the most vulnerable populations through housing and employment services to transform the well-being of the community and build change for those they serve. VOA-NCNN’s Veteran Family Housing program includes updated apartment units being converted into housing for homeless families with a veteran head of household for either short-term stabilization or long-term supported housing. www.voa-ncnn.org

2016

Beneficiaries: SkateMD and Sheriff’s Toy Project
SkateMD is a nonprofit with a mission to heal hearts by spreading kindness and skateboarding to special populations of children facing developmental, physical, emotional or family challenges. SkateMD serves special populations of children who may not otherwise be able to pursue skate-boarding, who may not have easy access to skateboard equipment or facilities, and/or who just need some extra kindness in their lives. www.skatemdhh.com
 
The Sheriff’s Toy Project functions as the charitable arm of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. The Toy Project is a year-round program supporting the less fortunate children and families in the Sacramento area. The project assists area schools with after-school programs, school supplies, computers, clothing, shoes, bikes for transportation, summer kids’ camps and support scholarships for college-bound students. www.toyproject.org

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