Our photographer colleague Rebecca D’Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing, for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, it was the 10th annual Blue Jeans Ball, a tasting event benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, with 30 restaurants donating their services, held last Sunday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Want to invite her to your party? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special guest Chef Spike Mendelsohn, owner Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza, is pictured with guest Dylan Menguy (right).
Nancy Roman, president and CEO of Capital Area Food Bank, with DC Mayor Vincent Gray.
Master of Ceremonies anchor Scott Thuman of ABC7.
Sangam Caterers donated their Indian cuisine to the cause. Pictured is owner Edward Dean, right, and chef Mushraf Munshi.
Eleanor Clift, contributor for The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, columnist “Capitol Letter”, and frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group
Jeff Tooles, snr manager for outreach a services for Central Union Mission, and MaShon Butler, bank officer at Industrial Bank
Matt Hartwig, communications at BP, which was a sponsor, and his wife Belinda Garza Hartwig, director federal government relations at Walmart
The Jair Lynch development team, which built the new Capital Area Food Bank warehouse: Robert Tate, James Fennelly, and President and CEO, Jair Lynch.
Page Crosland, a marketing director at Capital Area Food Bank, hugs Michelangelo Payne, lost his job as an auto mechanic and ended up homeless and ultimately at Central Union Mission for two years. He now works at the shelter, having saved enough money to rent a house. “Have you ever had a mother that eats you up and takes you in and loves you through it?” he said. “That’s Page”.
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