Food Project fund-raiser honors Will Allen

The Food Project held its annual fundraiser at WGBH this week and the crowd included, left, Gordon Hamersley, honoree Will Allen, Mary Ann Saporito, Lnda McQuillan, Food Project executive director Selvin Chambers. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)
The Food Project held its annual fundraiser at WGBH this week and the crowd included, left, Gordon Hamersley, honoree Will Allen, Mary Ann Saporito, Lnda McQuillan, Food Project executive director Selvin Chambers. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)Credit:

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The folks at The Food Project held their annual gala at the studios of WGBH, and paid tribute to Will Allen, a former professional basketball player and founder of Growing Power Inc. (Located outside Milwaukee, Growing Power is considered to be the country’s preeminent urban farm.) Begun in Boston in 1992, The Food Project teaches city kids how to grow their own food. This week’s fund-raiser featured a slew of local chefs and restaurateurs, including AKA Bistro’s Chris Chung and Christian Touche, Davio’s owner Steve DeFillippo, EVOO’s Peter McCarthy, Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley’s Bistro, and Sammy the Flatbread Cart’s Maryann Saporito.

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