May 17, 2018


Eat. Drink. Read. Change The World.

Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary fundraiser that takes place each spring to raise awareness and funding for the SDCOL’s ongoing countywide efforts.

2018 marks the ninth year that Eat. Drink. Read. will bring together a community of literacy champions to celebrate the cause in a powerful way…through connection, consumption, and commitment! San Diego area restaurant chefs and owners prepare their best savory and sweet plates for the audience to enjoy, all based on a literary character or book of their choice. The presentation tables are decorated to enforce their selection, and it’s all done in the spirit of the vision to create “literacy for all”.

For the first time in its history, Eat. Drink. Read. will feature a high-profile VIP Lounge located in the heart of the Museum’s atrium area. A limited number of VIP guests will enjoy special benefits while surrounded by the tastes, smells, and sights of this wonderful culinary event. To name but a few VIP benefits:

  • Early entry into the event at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open officially at 6:00 p.m.)
  • A front-and-center, semi-private area to eat, drink, and relax while enjoying special VIP tastes and sips
  • Live music conveniently located on-stage nearby
  • VIP gift bag treats

This year, some 350 adults are expected to gather at the San Diego Air & Space Museum to support this important event. Those who attend understand that Eat. Drink. Read. is more than just about food or their favorite wine pairing. Those who cook and serve also understand that the work done for this event has a much greater impact than satisfying the hunger and thirst of the guests. Literacy is a fundamental requirement to a civilized, thriving society. The SDCOL’s efforts impact the San Diego region economically and socially. At the center of this impact are the 27 SDCOL affiliated programs that serve tens of thousands of San Diego County residents annually (approximately 180,000 individuals in 2017 alone). This is a big number…with an even bigger impact.

Please join us for Eat. Drink. Read. and help make the dream of “literacy for all” a reality in San Diego County.

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