This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area singer/songwriter Michelle Schmitt, about her annual benefit concert for Meals on Wheels at SF Jazz; Meals’ Communications Manager and Chief Storyteller Vivien Kim Thorp also joins us;
In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we discuss the continuing fight against hunger in our community. One in 6 people living in the Bay Area aren't sure where they will be getting their next meal. This is the 22nd year ABC7 has teamed up with Bay Area Food Banks to help feed the more than 600,000 people they serve each month.
On Sunday night, Meals on Wheels of San Francisco’s 26th annual Star Chefs and Vintners Gala took place at Fort Mason. Just about every local chef, winery and bartender was on hand to raise money for the charity, which provides meals to housebound seniors. Between the dinner, the silent auction, the live auction and other fundraising, the total amount raised on Sunday night was a whopping $2.165 million. (Last year’s total was a then-record $1.9 million.)