Believe in the Magic of Giving

Every December, the Ben Curtis Family Foundation and friends celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Our annual A Very Merry Dinner event is a night of magic and cheer for local food-insecure children and their families during the holiday season. Last year, our annual holiday gathering was adapted to a safe-distanced drive through distribution of boxed dinners for families and gifts for deserving children. In adjusting the format of the event, we were able to help more schools and children, and decided to continue the drive through format going forward, so we can give children what they need most – food and gifts! This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors and volunteers. It’s truly a special gathering that gives families a Christmas celebration at a time when they may need it most.

Ben Curtis Family Foundation, A Very Merry Dinner team and volunteers

2 locations

– Kent and Ravenna

175 families

served Christmas dinner in 2020

500 children

took home gifts for Christmas morning in 2020

There are many ways to support A Very Merry Dinner, including wrapping gifts during our annual Wrap-A-Thon event, hosting a giving tree or attending a celebrity bartending event with Ben Curtis as he serves up drinks in support of A Very Merry Dinner.

Ben Curtis Family Foundation volunteers at a Christmas toy drive


December 2021

Fulfill a Christmas Wish

We invite you to sponsor or support A Very Merry Dinner so we can continue to reach more local families. Click below to fulfill a Christmas wish this year!