By Courtney Shojinaga

Last month, our team hosted a mixer at Wolf and Crane Bar in Little Tokyo. Getting the location ready for the event was a busy time, with people organizing tables of fresh produce and food from local businesses, creating prize bags, and setting out pins and t-shirts for purchase. Once the clock finally hit 6pm, people started rolling in.

The crowd continued to grow as folx filed in, laughter filling the bar until it was finally time to watch A Taste of Home, a short film produced by our Food Roots team. Following the film, we premiered an exclusive interview of a local API farmer that Food Roots partners with. A panel then presented, once the two films completed, and we got to hear from the main actress of A Taste of Home.

The night ended with selecting winners for our opportunity drawing to win a tote bag full of exclusive gifts. Over 90 people came out, and due to all of the support from our donors and new Sustainers, we raised over $5,600 and surpassed our goal!

If you were not able to attend the Summer Mixer, no worries! Click the photo below to watch A Taste of Home.

Generously Sponsored By:


Venue Sponsor:

Wolf and Crane Bar

In-Kind Sponsors:

Green Zone Restaurant

Ralph Degala

Yang’s Kitchen

Thank you to everyone who came out. We look forward to the next time that we can all celebrate together again!