• Event Time 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Event Start Date September 17, 2019

You Can Taste Culinary Delights while Helping a Great Cause!


Sixth Annual Taste of Independence food-sampling extravaganza is being held by Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  Taking place at the Ascension Parish Hall, 17 Sumner Street, Batavia, NY 14020, the event will offer guests a chance to try some signature dishes of the Genesee Region’s finest restaurants, plus a Live Auction, a basket raffle and 50/50 split club.

Among the restaurants that have signed on (in alphabetical order): Batavia’s Original Pizzeria; Black Creek Cidery; BW’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility; Eat Well Grill – Batavia; Eden Café & Bakeshop; Farmer’s Wife; Fishtails Hideaway; GVEP (Genesee Valley Educational Partnership) BOCES; Main St. Pizza Company; Pizza 151; Pizza Land; Smokin’ Eagle BBQ & Brew; T.F. Brown’s Restaurant; Tim Hortons, and Wegman’s Food Market (Brockport).

Our thanks to non-restaurant event Bronze Sponsors: Crickler Vending Company, Inc.; Design & Drafting by Gina, LLC, Elderwood Residences, Fidelis Care; iCircle Care; United Healthcare Medicare Insurance; and Friend Sponsors: Fox Farm; and Gerace Realty.  Additional sponsors would be welcome.

Tickets are $20 and can be picked up at the NEW ILGR office in the Crickler Building (former Pepsi Building), 319 West Main Street, Suite 10, Batavia.  Space is limited!  To R.S.V.P., become a sponsor, or get more information call Donna Becker at 585-815-8501, ext. 411, or email dbecker@wnyil.org.

The funds raised will be used to help people with disabilities living in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties who are in emergency situations with employment, or moving forward with life goals, when there are no other financial resources available.

ILGR’s services include independent living skills training, advocacy, peer counseling, Diabetes self-management classes, a loan closet of medical equipment, housing and employment assistance, Social Security and Medicaid assistance information and referral, and many more.