Grapes & Gratitude: Raising Funds for Nonprofit Cancer Support Culinary Angels | New

Community members will be able to raise funds to support local residents struggling with cancer-related challenges at the upcoming fundraising gala, Grapes & Gratitude.

Fundraising and Awareness Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels, this year’s annual Grapes & Gratitude event will be hosted at the McGrail Winery in Livermore on October 8 from 6-10 p.m. Guests can expect food, wine, and entertainment throughout the night.

Meredith McHenry will perform live at the Grapes & Gratitude Benefit Gala supporting Culinary Angels. (Photo courtesy of Culinary Angels)

Based in Livermore, Culinary Angels provides meals and food assistance to people diagnosed with cancer in the Tri-Valley area. Caregivers of cancer patients are also included in the group’s service.

Culinary Angels was founded in 2016 by Lisa McNaney, herself a cancer survivor, to address the lack of nutrition-focused treatment plans. According to the nonprofit organization’s website, cooks are trained to use organic, nutrient-dense, and seasonal ingredients in their meal designs.

“McNaney realized that medical teams focused primarily on calorie intake rather than actual nutrition. well-being,” the organization said in a press release.

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