Funds to benefit children’s scholarship
Mt. Kisco, NY – (October 14, 2010) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) recently hosted its Sixth Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening at Ivanna Farms, Bedford Hills, NY. More than 400 people attended the event, which raised $215,000 to help support MKCCC’s scholarship fund. The fund enables the Center to provide its innovative programming to children of working families in Northern Westchester.
Event honorees included Chappaqua resident Pam Moskowitz, Katonah residents Cynthia and Patrick Brennan and Katonah resident Mimi Edelman. The honorees were recognized for their commitment to MKCCC and vision for its future.
Moskowitz established and continues to run the vibrant, successful volunteer program that the Center maintains. The Brennans designed and constructed the entire look and feel of Feed me Fresh since its inception. Since then, they have donated countless hours each year to giving Feed Me Fresh its unique ambience and signature look.
Edelman helped to design and create the green spaces and gardens that surround MKCCC. MKCCC’s exceptional Feed Me Fresh garden to table nutrition program is a direct result of her passion and dedication to her craft. She works with MKCCC’s children in the gardens, has trained its teachers and helped to write the curriculum that makes Feed Me Fresh such a unique and successful program.
“Our Feed me Fresh program emphasizes the link between health and good nutrition. This year’s honorees have dedicated themselves to fostering healthy lifestyles among our children and their families, and we are so proud to have recognized them for their important contributions,” said Dottie Jordan, MKCCC Executive Director.
The event, which was co-chaired by Mount Kisco resident Lauren Schwarzfeld and Goldens Bridge resident Lauren Wysmuller, was filled with music, cocktails, farm market offerings and fabulous foods from local eateries.
Feed me Fresh is MKCCC’s garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program designed to increase the level of appreciation for healthy foods and healthy choices for children at an early age. The event highlights the Center’s commitment to community-based programming by educating families about healthy choices, while simultaneously showcasing the work of local chefs, farmers and artisans.
Ingredients were provided by regional farms and the evening’s cuisine was prepared by chefs from such Westchester eateries as Bellizzi, Café of Love, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Coffee Lab Roasters, Crabtree’s Kittle House, MKCCC’s Feed me Fresh Kitchen, The Flying Pig on Lexington, French American Bistro, John Boy’s Farm, Johnny Gelato, La Tulipe Desserts, North, Quaker Hill Tavern, Table Local Market, Taylored Menus and Village Social Kitchen and Bar.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a licensed nonprofit, non-sectarian childcare facility that has served the working families of Northern Westchester since 1971 by providing exceptional and affordable, early-care and education to a diverse group of children three months to five years, with an expanded school-age program serving children up to 12 years of age.