St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (SVMOW), the largest, privately funded senior nutrition program in the country, will return to in-person fundraising with “Hollywood Under the Stars” on the Paramount Studios lot. The event will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm (GA), with a VIP reception sponsored by longtime SVMOW volunteers and supporters Nancy Babka and Carla Garrett commencing in the Paramount Theatre at 5:30 pm.
After a two-year hiatus imposed by the pandemic, the organization will partner with nearly a dozen top Angeleno chefs and patisseries to present a gourmet, chef-curated evening of tastings, complemented by a live, 10-piece band presented by DeBois Entertainment for dancing under the night sky.
Actor Doug Savant (Melrose Place; Desperate Housewives) and L.A.’s own Fox 11 anchor-reporter Susan Hirasuna will co-host the event. Special guests include L.A. City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell (CD-13) and Nithya Raman (CD-4), both of whom have supported the organization and have constituents who are SVMOW meal clients.
Among the chefs who will be on hand preparing some of their signature savory dishes will be Kevin Meehan of Kali, presenting samples from his Michelin-starred, hyper-seasonal menu of California cuisine; Diana Briscoe, bringing Gracias Madre’s vegan, Mexican delights; and Francesco Zimone and Michele Rubini, offering L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele’s Neapolitan-style pies.
Rounding out the gustatory line-up will be select desserts such as Etoile Filante Patisserie’s one-of-a-kind macaroons and Laderach’s hand-crafted chocolates.
Hosted by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, a special video presentation will pay tribute to SVMOW’s founders, the Daughters of Charity, whose late Sister Alice Marie Quinn founded the organization on July 7, 1977, thus marking 45 years of service to the community later this summer. The “Hollywood Under the Stars” program will officially launch the Thrive @ 45 year-long fundraising initiative.
Generous corporate and community sponsors include Delta Dental, Oak Tree Capital, Nelly Llanos-Kilroy, Rick Llanos and Family, Albertson’s, Toyota, the Daughters of Charity, The Foundation Works and US Bank.
Admission starts at $250 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; For more information on “Hollywood Under the Stars” or to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, please visit the website.
What: “Hollywood Under the Stars”
Where: Paramount Studios, Bronson Gate, 5353 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: Saturday, June 25, 2022 Vip-5:30 entry; GA-6:30 to 10:00pm