Lunar New Year Celebration to benefit Stone Soup CLE

Culinary students from Cuyahoga Community College will hold a fundraising dinner Feb. 15 to benefit Stone Soup CLE, a nonprofit food rescue service dedicated to helping the hungry, according to a news release.

Lunar New Year Celebration will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15, at the College’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square, 180 Euclid Ave.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. The cost includes the Chinese cuisine buffet, a cocktail, entertainment by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble and parking at the  Cleveland Public Square Garage on Ontario Street.

Wine tasting tickets will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar offering beer and wine selections, the release continued.

Proceeds will benefit Stone Soup CLE, which stocks local soup kitchens with excess food from restaurants, grocery stores and vendors. The organization has “rescued” 75,000 pounds of food since forming in 2015. It was founded by Tri-C culinary instructor, Chef Giovanna Mingrone, who oversees the organization, according to the release.



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