Presenting Sponsor Youth Enrichment Partner - $7,500 Life Skills Partner - $5,000 Alan & Debbie Casnoff - Housing Partner - $2,500 Mary Walker - Housing Partner - $2,500 Games Sponsor - $3,000 Educational Partner - $10,000

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Join us for the 9th annual Food For Thought on March 30, 2019 from 7:30-10:30 pm at Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA! Enjoy a great evening with food, live music, games and fun at one of Philadelphia's iconic locations, while supporting ACHIEVEability's transformational work to end the cycle of poverty.

In nine short years, Food for Thought has become one of the most well-attended and unique food events in Philadelphia with over 500 guests including long-time ACHIEVEability supporters and new friends, elected officials and corporate, civic and non-profit leaders..

By attending Food for Thought, you are making a tremendous difference helping formerly homeless families attain higher education, gain careers and become homeowners. For the last 3 years, 100% of our participants' children graduated high school and then enrolled in college!

Join us in celebrating the successes of ACHIEVEability at Food for Thought 2019. All proceeds support ACHIEVEability's life-changing work - breaking the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent and homeless families. We are looking forward to our most exciting event to date, and hope to see you there!

Click below to watch a video of last year's event!


$200.00 - General Admission
$125.00 - Young Friends General Admission (35 years and younger)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save $25 per ticket from January 15 through February 15.


ACHIEVEability invites you and your company to sponsor our signature fundraising event, Food for Thought. By sponsoring Food for Thought, you will receive benefits allowing you to brand your organization to more than 500 guests from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, as well as thousands of online supporters. All proceeds support our mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty for the families and community we serve.

BOOK ONLINE NOW or see the package options: Click the link under the event image that reads "Book Your Sponsorship Now!"

Click here to download a list of sponsorships and printable form.


A large portion of the profits from Food For Thought comes from our Silent and Live Auctions. Have Phillies tickets for a game you can't make? A shore house you only use a few weeks a year? Have a connection to a local restaurant that can offer a gift card? Consider donating to Food for Thought's Auction.

Please contact Robert Sorrell at to discuss your auction donation.


One of America's largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, Reading Terminal Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. You'll find everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchenware, to fresh cut flowers, and more. Plus the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.

Reading Terminal Market is located at 12th & Arch Streets in Philadelphia.


The Food for Thought 2019 Committee provides leadership and guidance in helping to plan and implement a successful event. The following people are members of the 2019 Committee:

Committee Co-Chairs: Arnold Johnson and Elizabeth Stevko

Dan Berger

Donna Liggon

Meridith Boice

Carly Maurer

Liz Cohen

Susan McMonigle

Mark Deitcher

Monica Platt

Jamila Harris-Morrison

Wendi Pratt

Joe Heastie

Moira Rooney

Denise Henry

Shaniqua Rudd

Matthew LaFronz

Robert Sorrell

Becky Lang Staffieri

Interested in being part of the planning committee or volunteering the night of the event? Please contact Becky Lang Staffieri at (215) 651-4858 or

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Reading Terminal Market, North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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