On Wednesday, May 9th, NETA Cares attended the Farm to Cocktail event at Haydenville’s Valley View Farm to benefit the Food Bank of Western MA. This event gathered 10 local bartenders to invent creative beverage concoctions using locally sourced ingredients. Attendees sampled their drink masterpieces and voted on the best ones. Food, music, and games was also provided for a fun, lively but impactful evening.

Angela, Northampton GM, commented, “This event was in a beautiful location supporting an amazing cause. The Food Bank here in Western Mass is really instrumental in making sure that everyone in need has enough to eat, regardless of income. Many of the people who benefit from the Food Bank also benefit from our Financial Hardship and I was very excited to support such an impactful organization!”

John, Northampton team lead, expressed similar thoughts, “Any excuse to help The Food Bank or be there for them is a must. I’ve never worked with a group so organized and dedicating to helping the community. From the head of the organization, all the way down to their volunteers, it’s completely top notch. I hope we can continue to cultivate that relationship for years to come!”

Mary, Northampton dispensary coordinator, said, “It was beautiful! I can see why tickets were sold out two years in a row–the drinks and food were amazing and we had a great time. The night ended with a speech from the head of the Food Bank, and the winner of the cocktail competition was announced. We all had a wonderful time and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to next year!”

Mimi, Inventory Manager, exclaimed, “We couldn’t have asked for a better day to spend as a team to help benefit an amazing organization. The Food Bank is a great organization that put on an amazing benefit that included: tasty cocktails to vote for, nutritious and delicious locally produced foods, at a beautiful farm with music, games, fire pits, and much more!”

Overall, the weather held out for a beautiful evening benefiting a wonderful group. NETA Cares is proud to continue to support such an outstanding entity that truly serves so many people.

June is a busy month for NETA Cares! Find us at the following events:

  • 06/10: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Golf Classic at Kittansett Club in Marion, MA
  • 06/15: Food Bank of Western MA’s Brunch and Brews in Southwick, MA
  • 06/20: Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s Battle of Botanicals at Amherst College
  • 06/23: Boston Athletic Association 10k (with Team Brigham and Women’s Hospital) at the Boston Commons