Restaurants, Caterers, Wine distributors...all get hit up for gimmees, usually from non-profits. When you donate food who do you support? and how (tray of something, staff & food, whole event) Years ago I decided that any donations I provide would be for culinary education (specifically local food). So, for the past 15 years I've participated in James Beard Picnic every Sept...600 guests, typically I get a $200 credit @ a wholesaler. $$ goes to culinary education in STL. A farmer apprenticeship program is one I support by providing my expertise & labor. Venus Envy was a women artist event that was a hoot..... So do you have special groups you support?