FEEDing Detroit’s hungry

Photo courtesy of Patrick Rugiero Patrick Rugiero (left), FEED Detroit sponsorship procurement and executive director of Roman Village Restaurant Group, poses with FEED Projects founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren at the FEED Detroit supper fundraiser for Forgotten Harvest Oct. 7 at Henry Ford Estate — Fair Lane in Dearborn, the final home of Henry and Clara Ford. Co-Chairs Emily and Henry Ford III said the event was to raise awareness around the issue of hunger in the region, nation and world. “Philanthropy and sustainable farming  were two issues very near and dear to Clara and Henry, so we couldn’t think of a more perfect venue to host this special occasion,” the Fords said. “While we often think of hunger as a challenge of less developed countries, it sadly exists right here in our community. We are fortunate to have wonderful local organizations like Forgotten Harvest working tirelessly to address this tragic epidemic.” Lauren is granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush, niece of President George W. Bush and wife of David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Rigiero said it was a “great event that had an A-list of attendees and sponsors like Lear Corporation — all for an amazing cause — and as a local businessman, I was very proud to be a part of."

Photo courtesy of Patrick Rugiero
Patrick Rugiero (left), FEED Detroit sponsorship procurement and executive director of Roman Village Restaurant Group, poses with FEED Projects founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren at the FEED Detroit supper fundraiser for Forgotten Harvest Oct. 7 at Henry Ford Estate — Fair Lane in Dearborn, the final home of Henry and Clara Ford. Co-Chairs Emily and Henry Ford III said the event was to raise awareness around the issue of hunger in the region, nation and world. “Philanthropy and sustainable farming were two issues very near and dear to Clara and Henry, so we couldn’t think of a more perfect venue to host this special occasion,” the Fords said. “While we often think of hunger as a challenge of less developed countries, it sadly exists right here in our community. We are fortunate to have wonderful local organizations like Forgotten Harvest working tirelessly to address this tragic epidemic.” Lauren is granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush, niece of President George W. Bush and wife of David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Rigiero said it was a “great event that had an A-list of attendees and sponsors like Lear Corporation — all for an amazing cause — and as a local businessman, I was very proud to be a part of.”