NPDC, Tommy Hilfiger to co-sponsor 3rd annual Paradise Plates
Hands For Hunger has named New Providence Development Company Limited and Tommy Hilfiger as co-presenting sponsors for their Third Annual Paradise Plates fundraiser. Both companies have continued their sponsorships, having donated$10,000 each for the unique event, which will feature an even larger array of gourmet food this year from celebrated chefs and restaurants in The Bahamas.
To be held on Saturday, May 21 from 7 11 p.m. at the Atlantis Crown Ballroom, Paradise Plates will feature an exquisite ensemble of fine food and drinks, live entertainment as well as a raffle and silent auction. Chefs will gather from across New Providence under one roof to prepare their signature dishes, complemented by drink purveyors serving samples of wine, local beer and spirits. All proceeds will benefit Hands For Hunger, the non-profit food-rescue program committed to the elimination of hunger and the reduction of food waste in The Bahamas.
“The New Providence Development Company is pleased to continue our sponsorship of Paradise Plates,”said Rhys Duggan, President and CEO of New Providence Development Company Limited.”Hands For Hunger fulfills a real need on the island by providing food to those who need it most. Starting a fledgling non-profit is not a simple task; we have seen the tremendous impact that Hands For Hunger has had in such a short period of time, and we continue to be impressed with their successful approach, operations and their extensive reach into the community. New Providence Development Company is proud to support their efforts as they expand to make an even larger positive impact on our community.”
“Tommy Hilfiger is very proud to be a co-presenting sponsor for Hands For Hunger’s Paradise Plates for a second consecutive year,”said Elizabeth Covington, proprietor of Tommy Hilfiger(Bahamas).”Tommy Hilfiger believes in taking a proactive stance and giving back to the community by working with and empowering young people who are trying to make a difference. Supporting these passionate young Bahamians who endeavour to address the problem of hunger in this country is inspiring and should remind all of us that our problems are not insurmountable. Hunger can be alleviated and Hands For Hunger is doing a fantastic job. The Bahamas is a wealthy nation; people should not go hungry. Tommy Hilfiger is proud to continue to support Hands For Hunger. We hope more Bahamians will support this great and urgent cause.”
“The very generous donations from New Providence Development Company and Tommy Hilfiger(Bahamas)will help to offset the costs of Paradise Plates,”said Rosamund Roberts, Director of Fundraising for the organization and in charge of leading the event planning.”We are very grateful to them and our other sponsors for their kind support. We are so pleased that Paradise Plates continues to receive tremendous response from the public. This year promises to be even more memorable as new chefs, restaurants and venues have joined us to create an evening unlike any other.”Chefs from many of Nassau’s finest restaurants are returning this year to showcase their extraordinary food, including: Mesa Grill; Nobu; Dune; British Colonial Hilton; Old Fort Bay Club; and Lucianos, to name a few. Other sponsors include: Atlantis, Mendoza Wine Imports and Creative Relations. All proceeds from Paradise Plates will go to Hands For Hunger and its food rescue programs. Each day, Hands For Hunger picks-up fresh, high quality food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to community centers, shelters, churches and soup kitchens throughout New Providence.
“Hunger is a solvable problem. It is a fact that there is more than enough food on this island to amply feed every single woman, man and child. Hands For Hunger functions to connect this excess supply with the ever growing need through the more equitable and efficient distribution of resources,”said Alanna Rodgers, Founder and Program Coordinator of Hands For Hunger.”The proceeds raised from Paradise Plates will go directly to addressing a most basic human need in our community.”
The amazing array of lavish food and drink is complemented by a silent auction, raffle, live entertainment and beautiful décor. For ticket information or to sponsor or participate in Paradise Plates, call 327-1660 ext. 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands For Hunger was started by a group of Bahamian student leaders in early 2008 who were and still are committed to making a difference in the world. The organization is a registered, not-for-profit charity(#57211 C)that relies on donations from community groups, foundations, corporations and the general public. They are led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. For more information on Hands For Hunger or Paradise Plates to to volunteer or make a donation, call 327-1660 ext. 241 or visit www.handsforhunger.org.