Bucks County Artist Melissa Matarese Hosts Fundraiser for Rolling Harvest at The Hattery Stove & Still
Abundant Earth Art Show in Doylestown November 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doylestown — The Hattery Stove & Still inside the Doylestown Inn will be the site of a delicious brunch fundraiser and art show to benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a non-profit that connects local farmers with neighbors in need in Bucks County, PA, as well as Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in NJ. “Abundant Earth” is the brainchild of artist Melissa Matarese and The Doylestown Inn’s Samantha McCarty.The two are collaborating on Sunday, November 27th to raise money and awareness for those in need. 10% of brunch receipts (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and 20% of all art sales (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will go directly to Rolling Harvest, which is dedicated to increasing access to farm fresh produce. Guest who dine at The Hattery that day will get a chance to meet Matarese and view her art, which will be on display in the Doylestown Inn.
“It is surprising and sad that in an affluent community such as ours the issue of hunger affects so many people,” said McCarty. “We chose to create this event in an effort to celebrate abundance and direct some of that abundance toward helping people in our community in need,” explained Matarese. “It’s about abundance in my growing collection of work, the love and prosperity within our community, and the bounty that Mother Earth supplies for us daily. I believe there is plenty for everyone, and by working together we can help those who desperately need our help. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is a reflection of this energy.” The hunger relief agency distributes fresh produce for 14,000 families a month in the growing season. The food is locally-grown, mostly organic produce from farmers with extra food in their fields which go to local pantries that need it to feed the hungry.
“Many thanks to local artist Melissa Matarese and the Doylestown Inn for arranging this brunch to benefit our cause,“ said Cathy Snyder, Founder & Executive Director of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. “It’s so important to spread awareness about our neighbors who struggle with food-insecurity right in our own backyard, and all that is being done to alleviate it.”
For more information about The Hattery Stove & Still, visit http://www.HatteryDoylestown.com. Learn more about Melissa Matarese by visiting http://www.MesaLifestyle.com. Learn more about Rolling Harvest at http://RollingHarvest.org.