2021 Food Drive

The CADD Foundation is joining in the fight against childhood hunger this year. We just wrapped up our food drive that started in June and because of everyone's generosity, we were able to donate a total of $5,286.45 in food donations to Blessings in a Backpack. Schools are a significant source of food for needy children, so the summer can be a stressful time for families. We’re happy to be able to provide our support and continue to make an impact in the fight against hunger.

VIP Cooking Class Experience

Get ready for exceptional food and an unforgettable evening! We invite you to join us for an interactive virtual cooking class on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:00pm, benefiting The Underground Kitchen (UGK) and led by one of their renowned chefs. Buy your ticket now


  • Chicken roulade (eggplant option for vegetarian)
  • Elevated sweet potato casserole
  • Flaming bread pudding


The VIP Cooking Class Experience is a virtual 2-hour event featuring a chef-inspired meal and optional wine pairing. Tickets are $100 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Price includes access to the Kitchen Studio via Zoom, interactive and instructional demonstration of each course, and the food you’ll need to cook along with the chef, generously donated by Aldi Grocery Stores.  

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to Community First, Underground Kitchen’s official 501c3 foundation.


Since its founding in 2013, Underground Kitchen has established itself as one of the most lauded dining experiences in Richmond and across the Mid-Atlantic, known for pushing culinary and event-driven boundaries.  Community First was founded by the leaders of UGK when the pandemic hit, as a way to use their skills and resources to help feed those that needed it. To date, Community First has delivered more than 130,000 meals.


The food for this class can be picked up on the day of the event at one of the three CADD office locations:

Alexandria Office
6361 Walker Lane Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22310

Baltimore Office
100 E. Pratt Street Suite 2410
Baltimore, MD 21202

Richmond Office
1051 E. Cary Street Suite 701
Richmond, VA 23219



The fun doesn’t stop with the cooking class! Put on your creative thinking cap because we will also be handing out gift cards for the funniest and most creative apron and chef hat.  

The CADD Foundation is teaming up with The Underground Kitchen | Community First in Richmond, VA this year to help in the fight against hunger. Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Underground Kitchen | Community First, a 501(c)(3) organization. We’re excited to help UGK battle hunger in our local communities and hope you will join us. 


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