Cafe Escadrille Will Host the 8th Annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction to Benefit Burlington Residents in Need

Café Escadrille is pleased to announce that our venue will host the 8th Annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction with all going to People Helping People, a local food pantry that helps Burlington residents in need. The event, which will include wine tasting, gourmet appetizers, as well as live auctions and silent auctions, will be held at the Café Escadrille on Sunday, February 24th from 2 to 5 p.m.

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In addition to the Burlington Food Pantry, the non-profit organization People Helping People also operates the Holiday Program & Wish Tree, and the Covenant for Basic Needs. These non-profit, volunteer-supported groups help financially-challenged Burlington residents. Proceeds from the Wine Tasting and Charity Auction will be used by the People Helping People organization to build a new headquarters as the group has outgrown its current facility.

Last year, the food pantry distributed over 207,000 pounds of food to Burlington families in need. In November 2018, the food pantry distributed fixings for Thanksgiving dinners to nearly 200 Burlington families, and in December the Wish Tree distributed over 2,000 gifts to children.

In a statement released by People Helping People, the group’s organizers credited the Café Escadrille staff and owner Bob Murray for making the Annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction a highly successful fundraiser.

“We are extremely grateful to Bob Murray for his continued generosity to People Helping People. Bob continues to make a very strong impact on People Helping People’s ability to help those in need (over the) past eight years. Bob is always reaching out to our organization to assist - this event is totally donated by Bob Murray.”

According to the statement, the charity auction will be run by professional auctioneer Steve DiOrio, and the event “promises to be entertaining” with a wide range of “great prizes to bid on.” Auction items will include complimentary dinners at Burlington area restaurants as well as tickets to attend Boston sporting events.

Brent Leland