The Rotary Club of Alexandria’s Taste For Giving, an annual fundraiser that supports dozens of local charities providing crucial services throughout the city, will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on large social gatherings.
“Cancelling the Taste For Giving was never an option,” said Rotary president John Moorman. “The nonprofits we support need us now more than ever.”
Organizers have devised an interactive event to be held Nov. 14 that can be enjoyed safely at home or in a small gathering. Participating local restaurants will deliver meals to ticket holders prior to the start of the event, which takes place from 7-9 p.m. and will benefit 27 local charities.
Featured restaurants include Riverbend Bistro & Wine Bar, Nando’s, Tempo, Trademark Drink and Eat, Dishes of India, Hard Times Cafe, Redrocks Bistro, Cedar Knoll and Charthouse.
“Four or five course meals will be made-to-order for attendees,” said Taste For Giving chair Rick Endres. “And each member of your party can order their meal from a different restaurant so this is a perfect opportunity to try something from someplace new.”
As in past events, the virtual Taste For Giving will feature entertainment from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and a live auction. New this year will be a Team Trivia competition run by a professional trivia coordinator.
The Alexandria Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Alexandria’s children, families and seniors via significant grants to numerous nonprofits and charities with more than $1 million being donated over the last 14 years.
The virtual Taste For Giving is open to the public. For information on tickets or how to place a food order, visit https://alexandriarotary.org/ or email Taste4Giving@gmail.com.