Representatives from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas present a check for $3,000 to City Green, a Clifton, NJ-based non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities – creating increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment, on August 16. The funds were raised during a recent Farm-to-Table dining event at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, where guests were treated to a five-course dinner using an array of farm-fresh, local and seasonal dishes starring ingredients grown in City Green’s gardens. The donation will support City Green’s “Growing Strong” high school intern program, offering paid summer employment, youth development and job training to inner city students.
(From L to R): Regan DeBenedetto, director of operations, Josh Bernstein, executive chef, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, Jennifer Papa, executive director, City Green
About City Green
City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization, based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities. For more information contact Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Papa at 973-869-4086 or visit www.citygreenonline.org
About Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas features authentic Italian small plates and fine wines from around the world. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas offers guests 60+ small plate options complete with new twists on traditional favorites, large plate options and an extensive wine list featuring 150 award winning wines with over 50 selections offered by the glass. Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas has locations at Clifton Commons on Route 3 in Clifton, NJ and The Gallery at Westbury Plaza on Long Island. For more information, or to book a reservation, visit www.spuntinowinebar.com.