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FUNDRAISER: SATURDAY – 9-26-2020

SUPPORTING RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE WORKERS

Benefiting Ben’s Friends

We’re excited to announce our second fundraiser, 3 courses, $30, expertly prepared, safely delivered to your door.

Saturday’s menu:

♥ Butternut Squash and Delicata Squash Soup with Cinnamon and Rosemary

♥ Smoked Pork Shoulder, Pink Eye Pea Succotash

♥ Roasted Pear Cake/Almond Pistachio Praline -Ginger Black Pepper Bavarian/ Spiced Caramel

♥ Order through www.yourfarmsyourtable.com by 4pm Friday, September 25th.

This time, we’re working with guest chef Desiree Mines Kinker to help us with inspiration, expertise, and mad skillz! Desiree is founder and chef extraordinaire at Ree’ Kreations. You should check it out.

This is for an important cause that’s near and dear to my heart. “Ben’s Friends” is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to F&B professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

Ben’s Friends has made a massive, game changing impact on sobriety and mental health in our industry. Covid and quarantine have devastated the food & beverage industry, which happens to be the second largest employer in the country.

Relapse and overdose rates have increased and mental health challenges remain prevalent. Ben’s Friends exists to provide a safe haven, a judgement free forum for workers in our industry that have some the highest rates of substance abuse in the country.

YFYT will cover all of the costs so 100% of total sales proceeds will go directly to Ben’s Friends.

Support those of us that support you daily by purchasing a meal for Saturday 9/26 or donating a meal.

Until next time,

Eat Well • Do Well • Be Well

Chef Sam
Founder & Executive Chef
Your Farms Your Table, LLC
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States of America

P.S. So who really cares about addiction, right?  Check this out:

From Addiction Center:

Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.

Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990.

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing on a drug.

Alcohol and drug addiction cost the U.S. economy over $600 billion every year.

About 20% of Americans who have depression or an anxiety disorder also have a substance use disorder.

More than 90% of people who have an addiction started to drink alcohol or use drugs before they were 18 years old.

Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to use addictive drugs.

Whether it’s alcohol, opioids, cocaine, or any other substance, addiction kills thousands of Americans every year and impacts millions of lives. Addiction is a mental disorder which compels someone to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even though they have harmful consequences. Addictions destroy marriages, friendships, and careers and threaten a person’s basic health and safety.