Ruth Reichl, author, chef and former Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine entertained over 200 guests at Neighbor to Neighbor’s spring luncheon at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich on April 5, 2016. This is her first cookbook in over 40 years showcasing 136 recipes that represent her life’s passion for food. As a thank you, each attendee received a copy of the cookbook.
Ms. Reichl signed complimentary copies of her new book, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. The beloved author shared stories of her early years as a struggling writer, escapades as a New York Times food critic, and finally her heartbreak about the day she learned Gourmet Magazine closed its doors, realizing she was suddenly unemployed. As is true for many we serve, food proved the sustaining factor for Ms. Reichl, who used the time to create her most recent cookbook.
“Ms. Reichl’s story of finding her way back from job loss is one that resonates. We, too, believe that nutritious food is restorative. We are thrilled this luncheon raised funds to feed and clothe our neighbors,” states Executive Director Nancy Coughlin.
The money raised will provide supplemental and emergency food assistance to over 600 local families, as well as summer supplemental food for school aged children. Funds raised will also provide clothing, linens, diapers and small household items for 2,600 residents of Greenwich, Stamford and Port Chester.
Neighbor to Neighbor began in 1975, when a group of concerned individuals began collecting and redistributing gently used clothing to those in need in our area. Christ Church graciously provided basement space and the invaluable nonprofit agency was solidified. In September 2005, Neighbor to Neighbor opened a “Client Choice” Food Pantry, one of only a few operating in the state of Connecticut. Today, Neighbor to Neighbor offers three food programs and a clothing program.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. The organization improves lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. Neighbor to Neighbor’s work is made possible by the 15,000 hours of service contributed annually by our dedicated corps of over 250 volunteers. To donate or join the team at Neighbor to Neighbor please call 203-622-9208.