Downtown Tampa at the corner of Pierce & Kennedy
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Come out to this great holiday event benefitting needy local residents at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square on Wednesday, November 20th!
Make lunch meaningful at a multi-cultural and agricultural party in the park aimed at raising awareness and helping the needy. Hillsborough County’s first-ever Heritage Harvest event and food drive is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa.
Heritage Harvest will feature live entertainment, exhibitors, and chef-prepared dishes using locally produced or harvested ingredients. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to kick-off the giving season by bringing non-perishable food item such as canned yams and fruit, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, cereal and stuffing. In exchange, Harvest chefs will offer samples of their creations. Participants include Thai Gourmet, Sassy Cucina, G&F Farms, Bavaro’s, and M&B Products Inc.
Heritage Harvest also coincides with national Farm City Week, an annual pre-Thanksgiving awareness campaign reminding Americans that feasts are made possible by farmers. Hillsborough County’s rich agricultural heritage accounts for more than $800 million in sales. According to the County’s Extension and Economic Development Departments, agriculture has an even deeper impact in support of related businesses like banking, real estate, transportation, packaging, equipment, suppliers and more.
Admission to Heritage Harvest is free, and donations to the Heritage Harvest food drive will benefit local residents across the County served by Metropolitan Ministries. The organization plans to begin distribution to clients immediately following the Harvest event.
For more information on Heritage Harvest, contact the Hillsborough County Community Affairs Office at 813-274-6561 or visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org.