Reaching out for Silent Auction Wines

Supporting Second Harvest’s food rescue program
By Julian Hitner

Second Harvest logoOn Sunday 8 June 2014 at Corus Quay (25 Dockside Drive) beginning at 6:00 p.m., hundreds of gourmet cuisine and wine connoisseurs will be flocking to Toronto’s revitalized waterfront for a calorically colossal evening of great foods, craft beers, and fine wines. Toronto Taste is organized every year by charitable food distributor Second Harvest (the largest in Canada), the event also includes a silent wine auction, which I have headed for over five years.

Obviously, we need wines to make this happen. This year, we are reaching out to legions of wine-lovers and agents throughout Ontario in hopes of securing a few extra donations for this year’s exciting charitable event. In exchange for your generosity, your name or organization (if desired) shall appear on the auction bidding sheet. All donors shall also receive a tax receipt based on the appraisal value of the wine. There is no minimum amount (or value) you have to submit. We’re happy to take everything we can get and auction it off to support those in our city who most need our help.

Second Harvest

If you would like to donate some wine, please contact me at [email protected] or telephone Jennifer Chow (416.408.2594 ext. 240) at Second Harvest directly. To make things as easy as possible, all submissions will be picked up at your place of residence or business. Though we will be accepting donations right up until the last week of May, we need to get a head start on this right away. Sorting and cataloging of all these wines takes time!


Julian Hitner