Tenth Annual Two Rivers Food & Wine Tasting: West Long Branch

The non-profit Affordable Housing Alliance, serving the Monmouth and Ocean County community since 1991, has been selected as the beneficiary of the Red Bank Rotary’s Tenth Annual Two Rivers Food and Wine Tasting to be held on Monday, April 19 at Branches Catering in West Long Branch, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Affordable Housing Alliance has helped thousands of families to attain their dream of becoming first-time home owners, keep their homes through the threat of foreclosure, and pay their utility bills during tough economic times. The work of the Affordable Housing Alliance helps to build strong families and strong neighborhoods, and improves the quality of life in our local communities. The AHA also develops and manages apartments and residential homes for those with low and moderate incomes, and partners in neighborhood redevelopment with non-profit organizations and municipalities throughout Monmouth and Ocean County.

“For the past nine years the Red Bank Rotary, through the Red Bank Rotary Foundation, has sponsored the Two Rivers Food & Wine Tasting, enabling us to donate over $200,000 to local charities,” says Red Bank Rotary President Barbara Litvak. Past recipients include the Community YMCA, VNA of Central Jersey, Parker Family Health Center, Love INC, Jewish Children & Family Services, Collier Services, Holiday Express, HABcore and Lunch Break.

The Affordable Housing Alliance will receive the entire net proceeds from the event. “We are honored that Red Bank Rotary has selected the Affordable Housing Alliance as the beneficiary of this year’s event,” says Donna M. Blaze, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer. “These funds will enable us to provide more housing and related services during a time when our neighbors need it most.”

The Two Rivers Food and Wine Tasting has grown to be a fun and prestigious networking event. Each year approximately 350 guests savor samplings from more than 25 of the area’s best restaurants, food purveyors, and beer, wine and spirits distributors. Reservations are $65 per person. For reservations please call 732-842-8225, e-mail hmaip@msn.com or visit www.redbankrotary.org.