Blue Jeans Ball Gala

The Event: The Capital Area Food Bank’s 14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball , an annual fundraising gala that aims to raise $500,000—enough to provide 1.25 million nutritious meals to those in need around metropolitan Washington.

Who: Restaurants, food and drink purveyors including Arroz by Mike Isabella, Buffalo & Bergen, Café Dupont, Caliburger Captain Cookie and the Milkman, Chaplin’s restaurant, Colada Shop, Congressional Seafood Co., Chouquette Chocolate, Fig and Olive, Five to One, Fourth Estate at the National Press Club, Jasper Hill Farm, Nazca Mochica, The Melting Pot, Occidental Grill and Seafood Restaurant, Oyamel, The Palm Restaurant, Pinch, Pub & the People, Q by Peter Chang, Quill Bar, Revive Events & Catering, Ripple, RIS, Café Saint-Ex, Sodexo/Howard University, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Summer House Santa Monica, Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes, Thip Khao, Thrive DC, Town Hall, Two Acre Farm and Zeke’s Coffee.

When:  Sunday, April 23, 2017: 5 pm: VIP reception; 6 pm: Tastings, cocktails and silent auction; 7:30 pm: Live auction

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20001

Attire: Fashionable Denim


  • New Orleans-style band Dupont Brass will entertain throughout the evening
  • Unique bottles from outstanding distilleries will be offered at a “Spirits Pull,” where a donation offers guests the chance to take home a bottle of prized liquor

Auction items including:

  • One week’s stay at an 18th century farmhouse in Umbria, Italy
  • Tour for 20 of BrightFarms’ hydroponic greenhouse, with catered lunch
  • Austin, Texas dream trip: 7 days for four with live music, famous Austin dining, and much more
  • Tickets to the 117th U.S. Open golf tournament, with hospitality included

Media: CAFB President & CEO Nancy Roman and other leaders are available for media interviews in advance of and at the event. To cover the event, contact Kirsten Bourne at for credentialing and arrival details.

Tickets (Public): $200 general, $300 VIP. Each ticket to the Blue Jeans Ball provides 500 life-changing meals for people in need in our area.

Why: The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly in hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food.  That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. Visit:,, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

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