Inspired to find a way to use our culinary forces for good, our team in Washington, D.C. launched a Charity of the Month program at their café. On the last Friday of every month, they host a lunchtime fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the chosen charity.
The charities are chosen through personal stories or networking connections and the lunch fundraisers are a wonderful combination of food, community and awareness.
Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising
Working in tandem with our client and representatives from the chosen charity, the lunches are promoted across social media and our D.C. campus, and when lunchtime hits, our team whips out a delicious meal, themed around the cause.
When raising money for Save the Children Venezuela, the lunch menu was authentic Venezuelan dishes made with love by our Venezuelan chef and her team. And when raising money St. Jude Children’s Hospital D.C., the menu was themed around elevated renditions of popular kid’s menu items.
Additional lunch partnerships have included fundraising for Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), a non-profit that supports LGBTQ youth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region; the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and Charlie’s Place, which provides meals and basic necessities to homeless communities in D.C.
It’s a reminder that not all heroes wear capes, some wear chef coats, and Flagship’s culinary team has just started making its heroic difference in one small center in D.C.!