Foodlink and Cooks’ World have different missions, but both understand the importance of food, and how food has the power to bring us together.
Foodlink and Cooks’ World also have something else in common. We’re both turning 40!
This summer, the long-time Brighton business came up with an idea that allowed both organizations to celebrate 40 years of serving the community. Owner Chis Wiedemer, who’s brother, George, serves on Foodlink’s board, proposed a 40-day silent auction, with the total sales going straight to Foodlink.
The event began in late July, and lasted through Sept. 7, when all items — which were generously donated by many vendors — were closed for bidding. On Sept. 9, Cooks’ World hosted an open house to celebrate 40 years and announce the results from the auction.
To our surprise, $5,115.78 was donated to Foodlink! Many Foodlink staffers attended the celebration, which also featured a Cooking Matters workshop, and an appearance by the Curbside Market.
We are forever grateful to Chris and his entire staff for their generosity. Thank you for you support, and happy 40th to a great community partner!