The Most Important Meal

The Most Important Meal logo

Help local people who are living with chronic illnesses get the nutrition and support they need to stay as healthy as possible!

Join HVCS, Mid-Hudson Subaru, Rhinebeck Ford and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union at the Fishkill Recreation Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past. Every ticket includes a commemorative souvenir bowl so you’ll always remember that the most important meal is the one you made possible for someone without enough food.

Fill up your bowl at the all-you-can-eat cereal and granola buffet including fun mix-ins, fruit, a variety of Hudson Valley Fresh milks and Dannon yogurt (gluten-free and vegan options will be available, too). You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice served by your table host. Watch some of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons and bid on fantastic silent auction items–all while raising funds for HVCS’ food and nutrition programs.

Our food and nutrition programs serve hundreds of people and families each year, but their government contracts can’t fully support them, or they rely entirely on support from caring people like you.

Can’t make it on November 4th, or want to make a donation to honor someone else! Send a Cereal-Gram! For a $50 donation, we’ll send you or someone you love a commemorative bowl with a mini box of cereal and boxed milk. Plus, your Cereal-Gram will feed a family for a week!

Placemat Ads

You can also take out a placemat ad. Your ad is guaranteed to be seen by each of our guests. Business-card sized ads are only $25.00 – reserve yours today by making a donation now, or download the Placemat Ad Form.


Get a great discount on tickets by signing up as a table host! Make a $200 donation and get 10 tickets (that’s a $100 savings!). As a table host, you’ll be asked to keep up and serve your table’s supply of coffee, tea and juice. We also encourage table hosts to use social media to spread the word about the event (and how about going “live” on Facebook or Instagram while you’re there?).

SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS and SPONSORSHIPS also needed. Call (914) 785-8326 to find out how you can get your business involved with this great cause.

Purchase your tickets, sign up as a table host or order your Cereal-Gram today!

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Tickets available on Eventbrite

or call Anthony at (914) 785-8277 to RSVP by cash or check.

Title Sponsors:

Mid-Hudson SubaruRhinebeck Ford logo

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Major Support From:

Stop & Shop

Golden Bowl Sponsors:

Kirwan's Game Store


Rhinebeck Bank

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Health Quest

Dannon logo

Silver Spoon Sponsors

Central HudsonSuperior SoundsM. Furman Printing

Hudson Valley Fresh



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Everyone is welcome. This is a family-friendly event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Fishkill Recreation Center has plenty of free parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or email him at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your printed ticket to the event but it may speed up your entry if you do bring it along. We will have a guest list at the door. Table hosts should submit their guest list by Friday, November 3, 2017. Table hosts will also receive printed tickets to hand out to their guests.

What’s a Cereal-Gram?

Cereal-Grams are a way to make a contribution to HVCS’ food and nutrition programs and receive a commemorative souvenir bowl, even if you or someone you know can’t be there. For a $50 donation, we will send you or someone you know one of the event’s custom-printed bowls, a mini box of cereal, a small box of milk (such as Parmalat) and a card showing how your donation helps one of our clients’ families. If you select this option, we will contact you to obtain all the information for your shipment.