Great Pittsburgh Potluck for the Philippines! (Marty's Meet and Greet)

  • December 10, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • Marty's Market

Hey friends! So I kind of missed the boat on scheduling a November Marty's meetup, and with the holiday next week, we can't get in there until December. December marks one year that I have been hosting the monthly gatherings at Marty's and I wanted to do something different to celebrate. And since it is better to give than receive, and this is the season of Thanks and Giving, I thought it would be really nice to donate my meet-up time to a good cause. To that end, I decided to throw a party! No, really. A potluck party that is. The details aren't quite solidified, but please join Leah and me as we kick off the season by giving back to her home, the Philippines. For a minimum $10 contribution plus a potluck dish, OR $20 donation to just come and eat, let's give thanks for how lucky we are while helping those in desperate need. All proceeds will go to the World Food Programme.

Please bring a healthy, whole foods based dish of your choice and let's party! Please feel free to list in comments what type of food you are bringing if you wish, in case people don't want to have double and triple the same kinds of foods! Although if they're delicious enough, we may need a double batch! We are also allowed to bring our own wine, and don't worry, we won't judge ;-)

Donations can be made at the event in cash or credit.

Thank you all so much, and I look forward to celebrating with everyone!

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  • Ola

    I had a nice time getting to know other folks. Food was delicious. Thanks for organizing it. I will definitely come again.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Leah L.

    Thank you so much to Caitlin and everyone who came! We raised over $900 during the evening and more from those who couldnt make it. We will be donating well over $1000 to the World Food Programme. Maraming salamat po!

    December 11, 2013

  • Gerald B.

    Excellent evening. great food, met great people and itraised lots of money

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Leah L.

      Thanks so much for coming Gerald!

      December 11, 2013

  • GEMINI T.

    Do I need to bring my own serving supplies (water, cups, coffee pot ) for the hot beverages?

    December 10, 2013

    • Caitlin Grater K.

      I would assume water isn't a problem, but the other stuff, yes! Just to be on the safe side.

      December 10, 2013

  • GEMINI T.

    Do I need to bring my own serving supplies (water, cups, coffee pot ) for the hot beverages?

    December 10, 2013

  • Gerald B.

    Terrific idea. Will we be able to reheat our dishes there if needed?

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • Leah L.

      Im not sure that is possible Gerald! Look forward to seeing you! Keep the food cozy :)

      December 9, 2013

    • Caitlin Grater K.

      Gerald, I talked to the staff there and the cooks showed the woman who will be helping us how to use the oven. That said, she mentioned we could probably only heat up a couple of dishes, and we have many more people attending outside this group, so we 'll be very limited in those who need to do that!

      December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been wanting to attend. Finally I can. I'll bring a beet salad. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Woops. Won't be ankebto

      December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Woops. Can't bring something. . Will donate more.

      December 9, 2013

  • Ola

    I will donate $20 and try some of the dishes. :)

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Leah L.

      Looking forward to seeing you Ola!

      December 9, 2013

  • GEMINI T.

    Hello All, this sounds very exciting and the proceeds are going to a phenomenal cause. I'm interested in participating in this event. I have an online cafe and would like to contribute $10 as well as bring my organic coffee/tea/hot chocolate for all to indulge in. Would that be possible?

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Leah L.

      Yes of course Gemini! We always welcome warm drinks! :)

      1 · December 9, 2013

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