Around 350 people turned out Saturday night for the sixth annual Island Roast to raise money for Feed our Future, which provides free lunches to schoolchildren. The event raised around $40,000.
Featuring food from some of the island’s best restaurants, a band and DJ, the event at Coral Beach is the charity’s main fundraiser.
Stacey VanDevelde, chairwoman of Feed Our Future, said, “It is a really unique event and we are so grateful to everyone that sponsored it and that came out to support. We have really great sponsors that help make the food and the experience top notch.”
The Ritz-Carlton kitchen, Agua, Lobster Pot, Saucha, Coccoloba, ABS international, Mise en Place, Smokin Bros and Best Dressed Chicken were among the businesses that provided food. The band Trinity and IMG Entertainment provided the music, Camana Bay supplied the venue and The Ritz-Carlton and Camana Bay helped staff the event.
In this school year, Feed our Future is providing free school lunches to 165 children.