Mount Kisco Child Care Center Hosts 10th Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening; raises $203,000
Mount Kisco, NY – (October 27, 2014) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) held its 10th Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening on Saturday, September 20th. The evening was again hosted by Eric Hadar at his Ivanna Farms estate in Bedford Corners, NY and raised $203,000. Event honorees were past board presidents Clark Robson and Janet Schloat, and Joe and Joan DiMauro, owners of Mt. Kisco Seafood. The annual fundraising event benefits the Center’s need-based scholarship program, which helps provide access to quality child care for working families. More than half of the 140 children at the Center receive some form of financial assistance.
Three hundred guests enjoyed live jazz music by the Doug Correllus Quintet and delicious tasting menus from top local area restaurants including: Bellizzi; Café of Love & Ladle of Love; Captain Lawrence Brewing Company; Cortlandt Colonial; Crabtree’s Kittle House; Frannie’s Goodie Shop; La Tulipe; Lexington Square Café; Little Kabab Station & Little Crepe Street; LOCAL, Chappaqua; Locali Pizza Bar & Kitchen; MKCCC’s own “Feed Me Fresh” Kitchen; Mt. Kisco Seafood; Myong Gourmet; Quaker Hill Tavern; Sunset Cove; and Village Social. A highlight of the night was the live auction, which raised over $20,000 and featured many items, including three private parties catered by Mt. Kisco Seafood.
The event was coordinated by Kelly Sullivan, former MKCCC parent and owner of Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua. Honorary co-chairs were Curt Beusman, Fran Osborne and Sharon Pollack. Jeffrey Cerutti acted as master of ceremonies while Travis Worrell, of Westport Auction, was the evening’s auctioneer.
Feed Me Fresh is MKCCC’s garden-to-table, nutritional program designed to increase the level of appreciation for healthy foods and healthy choices for children at an early age. The children at MKCCC eat meals and snacks prepared in our kitchen from scratch from fresh local ingredients. They enjoy eating broccoli, kale, cauliflower and more, as well as cooking and growing their own food! Each classroom has its own garden beds in their playground areas. In 2008, based on the innovative Feed Me Fresh program, Mount Kisco Child Care Center was designated the first slow food school in Westchester by Slow Food USA.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving working families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, its garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program, and a state of the art facility contribute to create an exceptional early childhood education experience.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org. or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.