Feeding San Diego’s (FSD) second annual Pairings with a Purpose event was a great success, raising $100,000 – the equivalent of 400,000 meals – for San Diegans in need. The culinary competition event featured top chefs Jeremy Ford, Javier Plascencia, and Chad White collaborating with breweries and wineries to create special food and drink pairings. Guests voted for their favorite pairing while enjoying music, games, contests, and the beautiful Encinitas scenery. The Best Pairing award was given to Amy DiaBiase of Verbena Catering and Julian Hard Cider. Most Creative pairing was awarded to Andrew Spurgin of Andrew Spurgin LTD and Torres Alegre y Familia.

Nearly half a million San Diego residents, including one in five children, are currently struggling with hunger. FSD is working to meet their immediate needs while creating long-term impact in the community through a comprehensive approach to hunger relief. All proceeds from Pairings with a Purpose benefited FSD’s critical hunger relief and nutrition programs. Learn more at www.feedingsandiego.org.