Dr. German’s “Friends for Life Music Festival”

Dave Chism, Greg Lukeman - Food Outreach Executive Director, Jeana Ring, and Lacreashia Clair

St. Louis foodies gathered at midtown gem, F15teen, for the 7th Annual Friends for Life Music Festival.  This rockin’ evening was hosted by long-time Food Outreach supporter, and St. Luke’s Hospital infectious disease specialist, Dr. Matt German.

A variety of delectable treats were provided by top area restaurants and caterers including; Bar Italia, Catering Plus, Chez Leon, F15teen, and Food Outreach.  Guests also had the opportunity to bid on exciting silent and live auction items while unwinding with a cocktail.  Javier Mendoza, Alvin Jett and the Phat noiZ Blues Band, and Charles Glenn, created an electric ambiance for this charity event which has raised over $185,000 in it’s first six years. 

Food Outreach began twenty years ago with a group of people who decided to cook nutritious meals for seven friends. Today Food Outreach serves those with HIV/AIDS and cancer with meals and nutritional counseling to enhance their quality of life. This volunteer driven non-profit is funded largely by private donations.  More than 250,000 meals are provided each year with the help a dietician, general staff, and hundreds of generous volunteers.  Looking forward, Executive Director Greg Lukeman would like add persons afflicted with other diseases to their mission of promoting healthful living through dietary education and nutritious food. 

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