STRATFORD, Conn. – Come sample locally brewed craft beer, popular area food truck cuisine and enjoy the great outdoors at the Two Roads Brewing Company Hop Yard at Hops for Hunger.
The Sunday, Aug. 14 event will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. It is from 1-4 p.m., and also features brewery tours and lawn games. Admission is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Admission is limited only to those 21 or older. Tickets and more information are available here .
In addition to the food, drink and activities, radio partner iHeart Radio will provide music and Renee DiNino of iHeart Radio will be on site.
“We are looking forward to a fun afternoon,” said Connecticut Food Bank Engagement Coordinator Kerri Burgerhoff. “It’s a great opportunity to sample some local flavors and to help out our neighbors who struggle with hunger.”
So far, food trucks committed for the event include:
- The Meat Truck, a gourmet sandwich truck.
- Tipsy Cones, an ice cream truck featuring bartender-style flavors
- Zuppardi’s Apizza, featuring New Haven-style pizza.
The event also features a silent auction. Items include gift certificates for popular restaurants, fishing charters, jewelry, sports experiences, food and wine items and more.
The Connecticut Food Bank provides food to people in need through a network of community-based programs in six counties. Last year, the food bank distributed enough food to produce more than 19.2 million meals.
“The funds raised at Hops for Hunger will help us to continue providing the fresh, nutritious food that people need,” said Burgerhoff, who added that more than 35 percent of the food distributed last year by the Connecticut Food Bank was fresh produce. “Fresh, food, dairy products and frozen meat are important nutritionally for families and they are often out of reach for people who are food insecure. We are helping ensure healthier outcomes for people and helping children get the food they need to learn and grow.”
Two Roads Brewing Company is at 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford.