Inspiration is in the air this holiday season. An Encinitas sushi bar owner is giving back to those in need and to you.
After reading on Patch about the Community Resource Center’s (CRC) need for food donations this season, co-owner Kiki Masunaga was moved to help out the center.
“I am new to the Encinitas area and appreciate the exposure I got to the CRC though [the] article,” Masunaga said in an email. “We have teamed up with FRENDS, a local headphone company, to put on Feast to Feed.”
Feast to Feed is a fundraiser that will benefit CRC. HapiFish, along with FRENDS, is inviting the community to come and feast, with proceeds from your tasty meal benefiting
“It is a charitable event designed to get people out and celebrating the spirit of the holidays,” Masunaga said. “We are welcoming locals to ‘come to feast, help to feed.’”
Proceeds from the night, along with holiday drive collections will benefit Encinitas families in need via the Community Resource Center. The first fundraiser is this Wednesday at HapiFish, located at 190 N. Coast Hwy 101. Fundraisers like it will continue throughout next year, falling on the first Wednesday of each month.
Here’s how it works: anyone who wants to attend is asked to bring canned goods or a coat, to be donated to CRC. With every two cans or one coat brought in, customers will receive a raffle ticket to win FRENDS headphones and gear. The more cans you bring in, the more tickets you will receive.
“Every 30 minutes, FRENDS products will get raffled off in the bar,” Masunaga said.
There will also be a silent auction in the restaurants front room, with contributions from Sun Diego, Transworld, Firestone Walker Brewing, and other local restaurants, to name a few.
“Feast to Feed has gotten a lot of support in the community,” Masunaga said. “There are tons of prizes to be won!”
During the food drive, HapiFish will be offering food and drink specials, including $2 HapiBlonde pints all night. One hundred percent of the holiday drive, raffle ticket sales, and Firestone beer sales will be donated to the Center. A portion of sales from the night's food and drink specials will also be donated to CRC.
Want to help out CRC and make someone’s holiday hapi? Visit HapiFish this Wednesday at 7 p.m. for food, fun and a feel-good time.