Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday Night Foodies To Host Special Celebrity Edition OC DinDin-A-GoGo For ‘Drive Out Hunger’ – November 17

Drive Out Hunger is in full swing. People are bring in food and many trucks are offering specials when you drop off food donations. Saturday Night Foodies is now taking the food drive to the next level. In conjunction with 19 gourmet food trucks and other leading food bloggers, Saturday Night Foodies  will host a special food truck event Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater parking lot (8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA).

This special Drive Out Hunger event will expand on OC DinDin-A-GoGo, a weekly gourmet food truck event managed by the Tropical Shave Ice Truck. For those that have experienced a DinDin-A-GoGo event, think OC DinDin on steroids! We really encourage everyone to bring folding tables, chairs and blankets.

Celebrities helping to bring awareness to the hunger crisis in Orange County will be on hand to take pictures and sign autographs for a donation of 10 non-perishable canned or dry good items, per person. There will also be a silent auction, and participants will have the opportunity to bid on Lakers and Lady Gaga tickets, vacations, and autographed art, to name just a few. Event admission and parking are free.

Celebrities* participating in the special Drive Out Hunger OC DinDin-A-GoGo event at press time are:

Ashley Argota (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP)
Rachael Bell (Disney’s Suite Life on Deck)
Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance)
Taylor Dayne (Singer)
John and Steven French (Disney’s Suite Life: 2 for the Road)
Shar Jackson (Moesha, Celebrity Fit Club)
Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush)
Ashley Jones (True Blood, Bold and Beautiful)
James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
Corey Miller (LA Ink)
Bronson Pelletier (Twilight Saga)
Raini Rodriguez (Paul Blart Mall Cop, Disney’s Prom)
Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family)
Gretchen Christine Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County)
BooBoo Stewart (Twilight Saga)
Fivel Stewart (Guardians of Luna)
Kaycee Stroh (High School Musical 1, 2 & 3)
Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls)
*Celebrities subject to change without notice. Visit www.saturdaynightfoodies.com for latest lineup.

The donations that are needed most are:

Non-perishable canned goods or dry food**:

  • Canned meats, fish, soup, fruits, vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter

Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

** Please no glass containers or expired items.

The following gourmet food trucks will be at the event to accept donations: @BakeryTruck, @BrcelonaontheGo, @CalbiBBQ, @ChompChompTruck, @ChunknChip, @CrepesBonaparte, @DanDanBBQ, @DosChinos, @LeesPhilly, @LomoArigato, @Loukstogo, @OhForSweetsSake, @PiaggioonWheels, @Seabirdstruck, @ShortstopBBQ, @TheBurntTruck, @TheGreasyWiener, @TheLimeTruck, and @TropShaveIce.

For food enthusiasts that are not located in Orange County, but want to contribute, a virtual food drive has been established online so they can participate regardless of where they are located. Please click on the Drive Out Hunger icon to make a monetary contribution.

Participating bloggers helping with the virtual drive are: The Cupcake Activist, Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman, Gourmet Food Truck, Marian the Foodie, Just Spotted, Save the Food Trucks and Savored.

Please join us for this very special edition of OC DinDin-A-GoGo! Bring lots and lots of cans!

When you see @satnightfoodies and @DriveOutHunger thank them and follow them on Twitter for latest updates, news, truck specials and other information supporting Drive Out Hunger!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see a lot of Celebrities are participating too!