On Sunday, August 27, more than 350 guests gathered at the Atlanta Athletic Club
for Share Our Strength’s 11th annual Give Me Five dinner. At the end of the evening, the national nonprofit raised
over $90,000 to help end childhood hunger in Georgia and across America. The dinner featured a cocktail
reception, a five-course dinner prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs and paired with fine wines selected by a handful
of the city’s most notable sommeliers, as well as live entertainment and live and silent auctions.
100% of the proceeds from Give Me Five benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end
childhood hunger in America.
The highly anticipated dinner featured dishes by six culinary masters, including honorary Chef Chair Master Chef
Daryl Shular (Atlanta Athletic Club), along with Morey Anderson (Atlanta Athletic Club), Christian Castillo (Atlas
Restaurant), Charlie Hatney (Charlie Hatney & Co.), Aaron Masanotti (The Merion) and Todd Richards (Richards’
Southern Fried). Prior to each course, guests enjoyed an enlightening explanation of each wine pairing by five of
Atlanta’s finest sommeliers, including Sommelier Chair Gil Kulers (Piedmont Driving Club), Jacob Gragg (Cru
Artisan Wines), Andres Loaiza (Aria), Chris Lodge (Atlas Restaurant) and Maggie Meroney (Capital City Club).
The cocktail hour offered a variety of live entertainment, including champagne sabering, Kathy Trice on the harp
and the Atlanta Acoustic Jazz Trio as well as a champagne tower room to toast the evening. Leading this year’s
event as emcees were Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby of The Jeff and Jenn Show on Star 94.1. The evening was
made even more memorable by guest speakers Duke Storen, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and
Partnership Development of Share Our Strength, and Christi Kay, President of HealthMPowers, Inc. Auctioneer
Jason Brooks kept the audience engaged throughout the live auction featuring a variety of luxury items and
experiences, including private cooking classes, lavish cocktail parties, fine wines and intimate in-home chef
Give Me Five for No Kid Hungry is supported by national and local sponsors including Acqua Panna/S.Pellegrino,
ALSCO, The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, The Billi Marcus
Foundation, Encore Atlanta, Flavors Magazine, Modern Luxury, Restaurant Informer, Simply Buckhead, 17th
South, Southern Seasons Magazine, Premier Agency, Atlanta Athletic Club, Sard & Leff LLC, Atlanta Food and
Lifestyle Bloggers’ Society and Treebird Branding.
Nearly one in six children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 580,000 kids in Georgia.
Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start
the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already,
No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 500 million meals.
With the funds raised, the No Kid Hungry campaign can feed kids facing hunger almost 1 million healthy school
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions,
No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast,
eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all
work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national
anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.