With a Focus on Community, Samaritan Hosts "Taste of the Mediterranean" 
Annual Event Raises Thousands to Help Individuals and Families in Crisis

      Samaritan's Board of Directors are all smiles at the event,                          which raised thousands for people in crisis. 

      Samaritan's Board of Directors are all smiles at the event,                          which raised thousands for people in crisis. 

     Contestants transformed cans of food into works of art at this            year's Gala. Above, the winners proudly show off their                                                      masterpieces.  

     Contestants transformed cans of food into works of art at this            year's Gala. Above, the winners proudly show off their                                                      masterpieces.  

Supporters of Samaritan Community gathered for an evening of cocktails, cuisine, and creativity on Sun., Oct. 18, 2015 for the organization’s “Taste of the Mediterranean” Gala. Guests enjoyed fine Mediterranean fare, tasted and learned about regional wines, and decorated cans of food for Samaritan’s first “Can Can Contest”. Yet, the evening’s focus was on the importance of community.

Support from Baltimore’s business community was seen throughout the evening. The event was hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), all the food was donated by Whole Foods Market Mt. Washington, many area businesses purchased ads in the evening’s program, and Samaritan’s new website, which was unveiled at the Gala, was a product of Human Being Productions’ creativity and generosity. This was all in addition to all the guests who purchased tickets and marked their calendars for the annual fundraiser.

“It is the power of community that we at Samaritan Community every day. Yes, our members receive much-needed food, clothing, counseling, and financial help. But, oftentimes, it is being part of a community that helps our clients overcome very difficult circumstances,” says Paul Silvestri, Samaritan Community Board President. “So, whether it’s organizing ‘Taste of the Mediterranean’ or helping people rebuild their lives, the power of community shouldn’t be underestimated.”

For more information on Samaritan Community or how to get involved, visit our About Us or Get Involved pages.