Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon



Join us for lunch and give where you live while connecting with Bellevue leaders, colleagues, and neighbors. Together, our collective impact will prevent hunger and support pathways to success for the 4,125 Bellevue children experiencing food insecurity and the 478 Bellevue children experiencing homelessness.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Meydenbauer Center

Doors open at 11:15 a.m. for the Sip & Social pre-reception.
Program and lunch begin at noon.

Presenting Sponsor

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Host a Table
Help support Bellevue children by hosting a table (or tables) of 10 guests. Invite your friends, family, co-workers, business partners, and neighbors – anyone who wants to join you in building a better Bellevue for our community’s children. There is no cost to host a table. Interested in stepping up as a Table Captain? Email to get started.

Become a Champion for Children
As a Champion, you help lead the way to a successful event by making a pre-luncheon investment of $1,000 or more. This generosity demonstrates your deep commitment to supporting Bellevue children and will inspire your colleagues and neighbors to join you. Learn more and make your Champion investment today.

How does registration work?
It’s easy! Just let the Table Captain that invited you know you are IN! Your Table Captain will register you at their table and reserve your seat to join us.
New to the luncheon? No table captain? We’ve got you covered! Fill out this form, and we will reach out with next steps. 
There is no cost to register for the luncheon. We hope you will consider an investment supporting the children in our community who are experiencing food and housing insecurity. 

Meet the Luncheon Chairs

Meet the Master of Ceremonies

Jessica Janner Castro, Anchor, KING 5 News

Before working for KING 5 News, Jessica worked in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Amarillo, Texas. Jessica was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but has spent most of her life living on the West Coast. Jessica grew up in a multilingual household and speaks both Portuguese and Spanish. As an undergrad, Jessica attended the University of Southern California, where she studied Broadcast Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She also has a Master’s Degree in National Security and International Affairs from American Military University. Throughout her career, Jessica has dedicated hundreds of hours to non-profit organizations. Learn more about Jessica!