The Almighty Ascot – A Night at the Feeding America San Diego Charity Fundraiser

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

I admit it.

I’m a sucker for the 1940’s Hollywood glamour look.

I love the seductive wavy hair women like Veronica Lake used to wear.

And, there’s something super cool and nostalgic about the men’s ascot (shown here worn by Cary Grant).

Cary Grant and the Ascot


Tonight, we are going to an awesome charity event for the fine folks of Feeding America. The Sunset Soirée is generously underwritten by the Meyer Family. 100% of the proceeds benefit Feeding America San Diego to create a hunger-free and healthy San Diego. The event is hosted by Larry King, with a special intimate performance by Sheryl Crowe.

Since the fundraiser is on the beach, I’m ditching the tie and going to try the almight ascot – Cary Grant style. I chose a blue suit, a Hammer Made white shirt, white pocket square, and a 60’s psychedelic ascot just to mix things up.

Why Ascot’s are Cool

1. No one else wears them.

2. They don’t choke you like a tie – better to breathe.

3. Lots of different styles to pick from.

4. Slightly nostalgic without getting weird.

5. Exudes a certain level of coolness – no matter who’s wearing it.


Steven Cox makes a fashion statement with an ascot


About Feeding America San Diego

435,700 individuals recieved Feeding America San Diego food assistance last year

Who receives emergency food assistance from FASD?

  •  46% of the members of households are children under age 18
  •  14% of the members of households are children 0-5
  •  3% of the members of households are elderly
  •  About 11% of clients are non-Hispanic white, 16% are non-Hispanic black, 68% are Hispanic, and the rest are from other racial groups
  •  62% of households include at least one employed adult
  •  76% have incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
  •  7% are homeless
Food Security
  •  70% of client households are food insecure
  •  41% of the clients have very low food security
  •  Among households with children, 72% are food insecure with very low food security
Choosing Between Food and Other Necessities
  •  62% of clients report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel
  •  62% had to choose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage
  •  34% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care
  •  48% had to choose between paying for food and paying for transportation
  •  57% had to choose between paying for food and paying for gas for a car
  •  98% of adult clients said they were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the amount of food they received from their provider; 96% were satisfied with the quality of the food they received


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