San Marcos nonprofit Casa de Amparo’s Meet the Chefs event once again brought the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and giving back. The 22nd annual event was held at the Hilton San Diego Del Mar, and all proceeds directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s mission to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. The organization was founded in 1978 by a group of local women, and today it serves over 1,000 children and over 50 families every year, with locations in San Marcos and Oceanside.

The event saw tremendous support from the community, including six members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County, who assisted with the silent auction. Learn more about upcoming events at