STAC’s Imagining Freedom Culinary Tasting and Fundraiser required us to imagine farmers, businesses, restaurants and individuals supporting our mission, and you did! This event on March 28 was a huge success, and we’re already planning for next year.
Thanks to you, we promoted cooking with a conscience and ensuring that our food is not produced with trafficked labor. Your generosity provided critical funds to support survivors of sex and labor trafficking right here in the Big Bend and to train people throughout our region to identify, report and prevent trafficking. Thank you!
To our vegetable farmers, and the beef, pork and chicken farmers, who value and respect how food is planted, harvested and raised, we share your values and thank you for giving our dinner an abundance of colors and delicious flavors. We also thank the restaurants, caterers and chefs who transformed these ingredients into a dazzling, eclectic menu.
To our generous sponsors, thank you for stepping up to stand with survivors of human trafficking and for your commitment to ending trafficking as a moral imperative.
To our volunteers, musicians, marketplace vendors and human trafficking experts, thank you for your time, talent and wisdom. Awareness of human trafficking is increasing, thanks to you.
And finally, to everyone who purchased a ticket and joined us for this wonderful event, thank you! We hope you enjoyed your evening, and we invite you to become our partners in ending human trafficking.
You ALL are our heroes and partners. You are helping our communities understand, expose and end human trafficking. We can’t thank you enough.
STAC Board Members: Christin Foster Gonzalez, president; Sabrina Rodriguez de Conte, treasurer; Mindy Conney, secretary; Vania Llovera, David W. Grimes, Susan Levin Turner, Anne Phipps, Dr. Maria Pouncey, Monica Smart-Gainous
Staff: Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA, Executive Director
Graciela Marquina, MSW, Victim Assistance Director
Renee Starrett, Administrative Support