Chop Down Hunger, presented by Kroger Co. of Michigan, is an exciting, fast-paced virtual cooking competition hosted by Food Network star, Chef Amanda Freitag! In celebration of women in the culinary industry, the event will feature chef contestants Genevieve Vang of Bangkok 96, Manal Hussein of For the Love of Sugar, Shanel DeWalt of the Kellogg Company, and Allie Lyttle of LaLa’s Ann Arbor. Chopped champion Crystal Smith and Detroit Free Press food & dining reporter Sue Selasky will additionally join us on our judge’s panel.

Our four contestants will battle it out using surprise basket ingredients grown on Forgotten Harvest Farms in an effort to become the first-ever Chop Down Hunger champion!

All proceeds from Chop Down Hunger will benefit Forgotten Harvest Farms, our fully operational, 95-acre farm where we grow fresh produce to donate to Metro Detroiters in need.

WHEN

October 14 at 7 p.m. EST

WHERE

VIRTUAL! Broadcasted from the comfort of your own home!

TICKETS

Tickets are $50 per device​: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE. Unique access codes will be emailed to ticket purchasers 1-2 weeks before the event.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship packages offer promotional exposure, access to an in-person VIP happy hour, and the ability to show the community you’re committed to supporting those in need. Click here to download the sponsorship form.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Erica Marra, Corporate Engagement & Events Manager, at emarra@forgottenharvest.org.

AUCTION

An online auction will be held Oct. 11-17 in conjunction with our event. To donate an auction item, please contact Hank Wolfe-Rodriguez, Community Engagement Coordinator, at hwolfe@forgottenharvest.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR MATCHING GIFT PARTNER


CHOP DOWN HUNGER SPONSORS

PRESENTING

FARM

BLOSSOM

Lear
Lineage Logistics
Smith Family Foundation

SUNLIGHT

Aaron’s
Ascension Southeast Michigan
Chris & Jennifer Granger
HAP
Milk Means More
Priority Health
RKD Group

RAINFALL

English Gardens
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Guernsey Farms Dairy
Higbie Maxon Agney Realtors
UHY LLP
Darrell & Jennifer Youngquest

IN-KIND

Atwater Brewery
Better Made Snack Foods
Flow Video
Henry Ford College
Holiday Market
Marra Building Inc.

CHOP DOWN HUNGER HOST COMMITTEE

Cathleen Brook
Sue Bosanko
Lisa Vallee-Smith
Katie Gorman
LeeAnn Woody
Jennifer Granger
Amy Spitznagel
Jennifer Youngquest
Tamika Mayes
Haley Lertola