FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – More than 125 community members and local notables were in attendance at the 14th Annual Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner VIP Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, January 26th. The VIP party took place at Allied Kitchen & Bath’s Oakland Park showroom and featured honorary chefs, including Allied Kitchen & Bath President Bill Feinberg, who donned their chef coats in support of LifeNet4Families. LifeNet4Families’ mission is to ensure that individuals and families residing in Broward County who are facing hardships are able to obtain food and other basic necessities.
In anticipation of the annual event taking place Sunday, February 28th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Signature Grand, attendees at Allied Kitchen & Bath were able to hear first-hand the history behind the event from founder Andy Cagnetta and the impact supporters have on LifeNet4Families. Melanie Geddes, President and CEO of LifeNet4Families shared a personal story about a LifeNet4Families client and how the non-profit organization not only provides necessary food and ancillary services to its clients but also makes sure they are treated with respect and dignity. LifeNet4Families presented a plaque to Bill Feinberg, host of the evening and Allied Kitchen & Bath President for his dedication to the community and support of the organization. Guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails as they perused the showroom and participated in a silent auction with items donated from local businesses.
The 14th Annual Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner will feature an authentic Italian buffet prepared by Andy’s “family,” followed by an award ceremony where every child that participated in the event will be presented with a Community Service Award. This year’s Honorary Chefs include Colin Brown from JM Family Enterprises Inc., Alana Burrell from Independence Title; Fern Cedola from Wolfer & Company; Bill Feinberg from Allied Kitchen & Bath; Jacqueline Howe from Shutts & Bowen; Bill Luce from Transworld Business Advisors; Chuck Mohr from Hoffman’s Chocolate and Ken Wiesenfeld from X-it Strategy Consulting.
For the past 13 years, Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner extravaganza has been a huge success, growing each year in attendance to more than 800 people and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for LifeNet4Families to provide more than 600,000 meals. Everyone in attendance has enjoyed the festive atmosphere, food gathering and watching their children get involved! For more information, please visit www.andyspastadinner.com.
About Allied Kitchen & Bath
Allied Kitchen & Bath was founded in 1984 by brothers Bill and Joe Feinberg. A licensed residential general contracting firm, Allied Kitchen & Bath’s 15,000 square foot showroom features complete kitchen and bathroom vignettes, plumbing, lighting, decorative hardware, tile and fixtures. Allied’s mission is to provide the finest kitchen and bath remodeling services to its clients and treat them fairly and honestly with the objective of making customer service and satisfaction a top priority. National Kitchen and Bath Certified Designers are on staff to assist customers with any need they may have. Allied Kitchen & Bath is located at 616 West Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Allied Kitchen & Bath plans to open a second showroom in Downtown Oakland Park, FL in the first quarter of 2016. The 20,000-square-foot space will feature kitchen and bathroom models, including several functional, interactive models, in addition to a broad display of cabinetry, appliances, decorative hardware, plumbing, lighting, flooring, outdoor kitchens and home accessories. For more information, please call 954-564-1611 or visit www.alliedkitchenandbath.com.
Founded in 1985, LifeNet4Families' mission is to be a seamless system of care for those in need in Broward County, by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. To accomplish this mission, LifeNet4Families serves approximately 5,000 individuals and families annually. LifeNet4Families works to ensure that individuals and families residing in Broward County and facing hardships are able to obtain food and other basic necessities. While reducing hunger is the primary goal of the organization, LifeNet4Families works to help clients regain or maintain stability by providing clients with access to on-site shower facilities, clothing, counseling, on-site health services, referrals, job readiness preparation, emergency financial assistance, mailing address usage, and mail retrieval services. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of 1.3 million meals a year, the agency's dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in the community.
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