Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank “Virtual” Gala

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank transformed its eighth annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala into an online “virtual” event. This year’s co-chairs, Ellen Gruer and Cindy Hickman, joined the Food Bank’s CEO, James Floros, in a video message for all virtual gala guests. The event featured fabulous auction items and raised $330,000 for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs, which will help support its COVID-19 Response Fund that is distributing food to families and seniors impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we share past highlights from this exceptional annual culinary event over the years.

Photography by Jennifer Nelson, Evan Stefanko, and Stephanie Bunce