Berry Good Food Launches 2021 Holiday Gift Auction Benefitting Food Security And Food Education Programs In San Diego And Northern Baja

Berry Good Food (BGF) announces the launch of its second annual Holiday Gift Auction on its website on Monday, November 15, 2021, 12PM PST, to support its initiatives around food security and food education programs in San Diego and northern Baja. Bidding is open to the public until the auction closes on Giving Day, Tuesday, November 30, 7PM PST. Additionally, buyers can take advantage of a “Buy It Now” option to purchase an item immediately.

 

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The Berry Good Food Holiday Gift Auction is a win-win opportunity to find unique, one-of-a-kind gift items for friends and family this year while supporting uplifting community initiatives.

Items for purchase include:

Concert tickets and merchandise from Jason Mraz

VIP tickets to Coachella 2022

An overnight stay with massages for 2 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

A private sushi making class for 8 people with Chef Davin Waite of Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

A plant-based feast with wine for 8 people at The Plot in Oceanside

Dinner for 2 at International Smoke Del Mar

International Smoke

A $300 gift certificate to Himitsu sushi in La Jolla

An overnight stay with wine and food in Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe

Hotel stays at Vespera Pismo Beach, Intercontinental San Diego, and Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Artisanal food packages from Zingerman’s and Gustiamo

Spa services

Various retail and dining experiences around San Diego

And much more!

 

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Proceeds from the auction will support Berry Good Food initiatives that include its garden grant program that has awarded $50,000 in funding to 23 local schools promoting the teaching of agriculture and healthy eating; its award-winning Future Thought Leaders panel series on topics of sustainability, filmed and distributed by University of California Television with 9 million views; and continuing to foster community partnerships with like-minded organizations to deepen the impact of our shared missions.

“The past two years have shown us what is possible when small, committed groups come together to support those in need,” says Jessica Waite, president of Berry Good Food and proprietor of three restaurants in Oceanside. “The Berry Good Food team has been working hard to build programs and partnerships that create access to nutritious, locally grown food for our communities. These efforts are inspiring a pathway to a better local food system, and I’m
proud to say the work of this small team is contributing to a brighter future for so many.”

 

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About Berry Good Food

Founded in 2015, Berry Good Food (BGF) is a grassroots nonprofit organization that aims to tackle the barriers—educational, economic, systemic, infrastructural—standing between people in our region and local, sustainably produced food. Framed around the principles of food security and food education, BGF’s programs include school garden grants, expert panel discussions, affordable cooking classes, and farm-to-table dinners. BGF empowers our community by building bridges between farmers, chefs, scientists, and citizens to challenge the industrial food system while advocating for access to healthy food for all.

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