Save the date: 10th Annual Carpenter’s Cook-Off

If you’ve spent any time in Washington, I’m sure you’ve noticed the high number of people who unfortunately have no other homes than the streets of the District. According to a new report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the D.C.-metro area has the fifth largest homeless population in the the country among large metropolitan areas. The nearby suburbs are not exempt from these sad statistics, and the homeless population in Alexandria, for example, has increased over recent years. Luckily, there’s organizations like Carpenter’s Shelter. Organizations that believe that “everyone deserves to live in safe, affordable housing” and work tirelessly to overcome homelessness among children, families, and adults. Their annual fundraiser, the Carpenter’s Cook Off is coming up on April 29, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, they’re making a whole weekend of it, with a 10K planned on Saturday (register here) and of course, the main event on sunday (buy tickets here).

So mark your calendars! April 29, 2012 from 12pm-3pm at the legendary Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, some thirty area restaurants will duke it out for bragging rights. Last year The Majestic walked away with People’s Choice award for their amazing Red’s Shea Crap Soup… who will it be this year? You get to decide 😉 Additionally, Foodie and the Beast will be broadcasting live from the Birchmere before the event. Can’t make it? Bid on one of the online auction items! It’s all for a good cause… 

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