This past Sunday, the 4th annual Southern Chefs Potluck was hosted at The Inn at Serenbe. The family style, Sunday supper potluck brought some great chefs into the country to serve up some of their favorites sides, pickles and desserts alongside meats from White Oak Pastures that were prepared by Jim 'N Nick's BBQ.
Here is a breakdown of the dinner by the numbers:
2 Auctioned Alabama Chanin hand sewn skirts
5 Once in a lifetime live auction experiences
25 Chefs and their teams
75 Sides, pickles and desserts
25,000 Matching grant goal the paddle raise brought in
78,000 Preliminary estimates of money raised
From the Wholesome Wave website:
Wholesome Wave Georgia strengthens local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices.
Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Our goal is to increase access to good food for all Georgians while contributing to the local food economy. By doubling each federal or state nutrition benefit (SNAP, WIC, SFMNP) dollar spent at our partner markets, we leverage existing government food nutrition programs to encourage shopping at local farmers markets.
The execution of the Wholesome Wave Georgia program is very simple: Every nutrition benefit dollar spent at a WWG partner market becomes two dollars for the shopper and for the farmer. This means more money for farmers and that more Georgians gain access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food.
Total transactions so far this year 5,671 of which 1,269 are new patrons
Total doubled this year so far $106,304.62, which means $212,609.23 worth
of local, organic food on the tables of low-income families in Georgia.
For more information on Wholesome Wave Georgia, check out their website.