Father Bill’s & MainSpring Hosts 22nd Annual Fundraiser to Assist Shelters with Funding Gap

April 6, 2016

Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Southern MA, will host its annual FoodFest fundraiser on Tuesday, July 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard (VIP party begins at 5:00 p.m. at Hingham Beer Works).

FoodFest 2016 features up to 35 of the South Shore’s finest restaurants, bakeries and beverage distributors, offering their signature samples, while guests are entertained by live music from District 21. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at helpfbms.org/FoodFest2016. Corporate sponsorships and auction items are gratefully accepted.

FBMS hopes to raise $300,000 to close the 54% funding gap in its emergency shelters housing. Father Bill’s & MainSpring provides emergency and permanent housing, work force development and prevention services annually to about 5,000 individuals across the South Shore area, including families with children.

Current Participating Restaurant and Beverage Vendors, with more to be announced:

  • Alma Nove, Hingham
  • Boathouse Bistro, Hingham
  • Fire It Up! Flatbread, South Shore
  • Fratelli’s, Quincy
  • Greenside Grille, Hingham
  • Jake’s Seafood , Hull
  • Lavishly Dunn Catering, Hanover
  • Margaritas, Weymouth
  • Peel Pizza Co., Hingham
  • Phillips Candy House, South Boston
  • The Quarry Restaurant & Lounge, Hingham
  • Punjab Café, Quincy
  • Simpson Springs, Easton
  • The Fruit Center Marketplace, Milton & Hingham
  • The Lantana, Randolph

Current Supporters:

Premier: Arbella Insurance Foundation, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, The Flatley Foundation, Granite Telecommunications, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Gold:  Avalon Bay Communities, Cambridge Savings Bank

Silver: New England Regional Council of Carpenters, IBEW Local 103,

Venue Sponsors: Hingham Beer Works, The Launch at Hingham Shipyard

Media Sponsors:  The Patriot Ledger, Wicked Local


Event Highlights: New activities this year include a wine pull where guests purchase a ticket for $20, but could end up with a high-end bottle worth more than $100. Also featured is a cruise trip raffle on Royal Caribbean, airfare included; a chance raffle with many unique items and a robust silent auction with themed baskets, weekend getaways and tickets to New England sporting events and more. For more information about corporate sponsorships, or to purchase tickets on-line, please visit helpfbms.org/FoodFest2016 or call 508-427-6448.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring, (FBMS) is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. FBMS helps people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. FBMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency with administrative offices in Quincy and Brockton, Massachusetts and program offices throughout Southern Massachusetts. For more information, visit helpfbms.org or call 617-376-2255.

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