Compassionate Feast 2015

(Ann Arbor, MI) – James Beard Award-winner Chef Alex Young will be serving a gourmet vegetarian dinner Friday, October 16, 2015  to benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley. All proceeds from this “Compassionate Feast” will go to support homeless, abused and injured animals in our community.

“Come to the Compassionate Feast and you will not only fill your belly with delicious gourmet food, but also you will help fill the bowls of countless homeless animals,” says Tanya Hilgendorf, CEO and President for the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).

The Compassionate Feast is a critical fundraiser for HSHV, an organization rated “4/4 stars” by Charity Navigator for its financial transparency and fiscal prudence. HSHV is not affiliated with or funded by any other humane organization, and relies on private donations and fundraisers like the Compassionate Feast in order to save the lives of animals.

Compassionate Feasters will enjoy a multiple-course farm-fresh vegetarian meal at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, a sprawling 42-acre estate and leader in the “farm-to-table” fresh food movement. The $200 “Farmhouse ticket” includes a pre-dinner reception with Chef Alex Young in the farmhouse kitchen, and a conversation with Chef Alex on “Sustainable agriculture and farming in Washtenaw County,” followed by a Q & A.  The $125 “Barn ticket” includes a general reception. The event will also include a silent auction in a beautifully restored pre-Civil Warn barn, and event goers will be treated to heartwarming stories about animals.

HSHV has made it easy for parents to enjoy the Compassionate Feast; that same evening, HSHV is hosting a drop-off movie night program for kids ages 5-11.  “Pets and Pajamas” invites youth to wear their pajamas and enjoy interactions with the shelter animals, cheese pizza and popcorn, and an animal-themed movie.

Tickets, the complete menu and more information for the Compassionate Feast are available at


About the Humane Society of Huron Valley

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way. For more information, call (734) 662-5585 or visit LIKE US! LOVE THEM! (follow us on Facebook)