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Our programs are able to help people throughout Northeastern and North Central Iowa thanks to a host of organizations who provide support to Friends of the Family. We have our 6th annual A Night In...fundraising event coming up on November 8th, 2019. If you are interested in finding more out about this event and sponsorship opportunities please click A Night In.

Last Spring on April 5th, FOF held our 5rd Annual "Chefs Take A Stand" fundraising event at the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo. Five local chefs made incredible dishes while guests also enjoyed samplings from various beverage vendors.

All of our guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite dish. After all the votes were tallied, it was a very close race with Chef Jennifer Madsen from Fox Ridge Golf Course winning the "Best Dish" Award.  She was presented with News/Talk 1540 KXEL Best Dish Diamond Plaque.

This year Chefs Take A Stand raised over $19,000 from ticket sales, auction items, sponsorships and other donations! The proceeds from this event will go toward providing safe shelter and housing for survivors of violence. Thank you to our guests, donors, volunteers and FOF team. Without you, none of this would have been possible

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo


NRG Media: 1540 KXEL, 105.7 KOKZ, 107.9 The Party



Waverly Health Center



Farmers State Bank


Wells Fargo


Advantage Screen Print & Embroidery


Bremer Mutual Insurance

Jim & Amy Denholm

Ken & Patty Cutts Marco

Zsavooz Sports Lounge & Grill


ABD Property Management

Budget Blinds of Waterloo & Cedar Falls

Community Bank & Trust

First National Bank Veridian Credit Union


Thank you to our Chefs, Breweries and Winery:

Chef Jennifer Madsen, Fox Ridge Golf Course

Chef Jessica Foster, Moment in Thyme Catering

Chef Jim Nadeau, Diamond Event Center, Table 1912, Gilmore’s Pub at Jorgenson Plaza Western Homes Communities

Chef Pete Shaner, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

Chef Scott Diesburg, Sasquatch Jacks Hideaway Barroom & Grill

Fireside Winery

Iowa Brewing Co

Lark Brewing