5-Star Dining Comes to Skid Row

A fantastic dinner fit to be served at any top restaurant was served on Skid Row last night!  2010 James Beard Award award-winning chef, Alexander Roberts, and Chris Gardner (whose story is told in Pursuit of Happyness) presented a delicious gourmet 4-course meal of Creole chicken, beans and rice, cornbread, salad with homemade buttermilk dressing, and a fresh peach and blueberry crisp.

With the help of fellow chefs and URM staff,  Alexander prepared over 700 meals for the precious men, women, and children living at Union Rescue Mission.

AARP’s Ambassador, Chris Gardner led 100+ AARP volunteers in serving the dinner to our guests.  Every plate served was scraped clean.  The only leftovers to be found were full bellies and big smiles!

This event, which is in conjunction with AARP’s annual national event, Life@50+, is shedding light on the sobering fact that there are nearly nine million people, 50 and older, at risk of hunger in this country.

Thanks to AARP volunteers, Chris Gardner, Alexander Roberts, and so many others, for serving our guests, many over 50, a wonderful dinner with generous sides of love and compassion.

For more pictures please visit our facebook album here.

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