Neighbor to Neighbor to Celebrate 45th Anniversary at Spring Benefit Luncheon

This year Neighbor to Neighbor will celebrate its 45th anniversary at their Spring Benefit Luncheon featuring two Celebrity chef speakers.

Award winning New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, and New York Times Magazine food editor and food columnist Sam Sifton will engage in conversation and take questions from the audience.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Greenwich Country Club.

Tickets are available to purchase on the Neighbor to Neighbor website

Sifton’s new cookbook, See You on Sunday, launched this past week and will be given to every ticket holder, compliments of Neighbor to Neighbor.

In addition, Dorie Greenspan’s most recent cookbook, Everyday Dorie, will be given to Patron level ticket holders, and it will be available for purchase.

Greenspan has written 13 cookbooks, including her latest, Everyday Dorie and Dorie’s Cookies. A best-selling author, she was inducted into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America and has won five James Beard Awards and two Cookbook of the Year Awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine and lives in New York City, Westbrook, CT and Paris. You can find her at @doriegreenspan

Sam Sifton is the food editor of The New York Times, a food columnist for the New York Times Magazine, and the founding editor of NYT Cooking, The Times’ award-winning digital recipe service. Formerly the newspaper’s restaurant critic, national news editor, and culture editor, his “What to Cook” newsletter for The New York Times has an audience of more than 2 million people. You can find him @samsifton.

Neighbor to Neighbor is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization that helps to improve the lives of financially challenged Greenwich residents with access to nutritious food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. They offer an ongoing selection of fresh meat, eggs, canned goods, produce, whole grains and milk.

Additionally, they can provide new or gently used clothing. Individual clients have been recommended by social services or another organization and come to Neighbor to Neighbor by appointment.

Hunger and food insecurity impacts many people in town. 20% of residents lack the income needed to cover basic necessities. 28% of Greenwich Public School students qualify for free or subsidized lunches. Experiencing food insecurity at a young age can have lasting effects on children’s development, health and well-being, especially if families have to choose between food and medical care. Providing proper nutrition benefits our community in so many ways. When individuals thrive, an entire community can thrive.

Neighbor to Neighbor provides for families and individuals through donations from individuals as well as food and clothing donation drop-offs. They accept canned goods and groceries as well as gently used clothing, bedsheets, diapers and small household items. Donation Tax receipts are available at time of visit. Local businesses and non-profits partner with the organization to sponsor off-campus drives for food, winter coats, diapers, new toys at the holidays, gently used prom dresses, and backpacks filled with school supplies.

Greenwich Country Club is located at 19 Doubling Rd in Greenwich.