Wānaka Sun       

Wānaka events to raise funds for Foodbank

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 31 Dec, 2020 | By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The collaborative “Summer Series” events in January will celebrate some of Central Otago's most important wine and food industry players ahead of the highly anticipated Ripe wine and food festival at the Corbridge Woolshed on Sunday, March 21.


Both events will offer raffles and auctions for bottles of wine and meal vouchers, and all profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Community Networks Foodbank.


Ripe Summer Series: Hook and Maude is a long lunch in the sun at the award-winning Hook salmon farm and café on Friday, January 15.The lunch – held from midday-2.30pm. Tickets are $100.


Ripe Summer Series: Lipsky & Sons and Cloudy Bay is an evening experience held at the sophisticated Lipsky & Sons restaurant on Saturday, January 23 at 7pm. The four-course dinner will be considerately paired with Cloudy Bay Wines from the world-renowned winery's Central Otago and Marlborough vineyards. Tickets are $120.


 Community Networks manager and foodbank coordinator Kate Murray said the organisation is delighted to be the beneficiary of the fundraising initiative.


“The Wānaka Foodbank is an important resource for our community and we are grateful to receive the support, particularly after a trying year for some local families,” she said. 


“The funds raised from this initiative will go straight to helping the people of Wānaka. The Foodbank is a confidential service that's available to anyone and everyone – our shelves are always stocked and there's always someone available to lend a hand or offer a listening ear.”


Tickets to Ripe Presents: Hook and Maude and Ripe Presents: Lipsky & Sons and Cloudy Bay – as well as tickets to the Ripe festival in March – can be purchased at ripewanaka.nz/summerseries.  



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