Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dinner at Fantasia's

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/15/2009 No comments
Fantasia Barrino often touts her Southern roots and North Carolina upbringing. But does this Southern belle know her way around the kitchen?

The singer is hosting a dinner party tonight at her Charlotte home as part of Macy’s and Feeding America's “Come Together” campaign. This initiative launched last month and aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. Come Together invites the public to host special dinners in their homes, but ask their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America and local food banks in lieu of the traditional host gift. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar for dollar. In Charlotte, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will be one of the beneficiaries of this effort.

Fantasia at her Charlotte home during an episode of MTV Cribs.

“When I heard about the Macy's Come Together Campaign, I thought that hosting a dinner party would be a great way to give back to my community,” Fantasia said in a statement. “After gathering information about the campaign I realized and want others to know that hunger is not just something the homeless experience. In these tough times we have to recognize the need to assist our fellow neighbors and community as a whole. That is why I wanted to do something with the campaign and I encourage others to do so as well.”

I doubt if 'Tasia will do any cooking (you never know, though), and she's to be commended for taking part in this great cause. Hopefully this will inspire others to do the same. Maybe next week, dinner at Steve Smith's?

For more info on Come Together, visit Martha Stewart is even there to give you tips on hosting a dinner party.


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