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The Hudson Donates $5,000 to SOVA Food Bank

The Hudson restaurant and bar donates $5,000 collected from its Hudson Block Party held in May to the SOVA Food Bank. Hudson owner Michael Jay says another check to SOVA will be coming soon.

made a $5,000 donation to the . The local non-profit agency was the beneficiary of the Hudson's Block Party held on May 20. The Hudson hand-delivered the check to SOVA's office last week and promised that more was on the way after a full accounting of the May event was completed.

Michael Jay, co-owner of The Hudson, assured the newly-formed Neighborhood Improvement Committee, which met on Saturday morning, that the total donation would be "in the low 5 figures" when all is said and done.

The Block Party at Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard. However, many residents said their solace for the inconvenience of the party was knowing a small portion of the money would be donated to a worthy community charity.

The SOVA Food and Resource Program is run by Jewish Family Services, providing families and individuals with free groceries, case management, counseling and job search assistance.  SOVA operates 3 pantries in the Los Angeles area including their newest location in West Hollywood at 1140 N. La Brea Avenue.

me July 10, 2012 at 06:38 PM
wait, what? ----the event was 8 weeks ago; how long does it take to do a "full accounting"----hmmmm
Lynn Russell July 11, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Thanks Hudson for your initial effort. But 8,000 plus folks and the donation is $5,000? Recently I removed myself from boards of two charitable organizations when they could barely scrape out 10% for a chosen group after we wined, dined and partied. It was pitiful. 501 C3's and other so called philanthropic ventures should dig deep and try to make a measurable difference for folks in need. The sponsors and the middle organizations who always manage to get paid handsomely might consider taking a long look in the mirror and perhaps clip their own wings a but rather than craning their necks for recognition. It's a small thing but it's the right thing to do.
Chloe Ross July 11, 2012 at 05:53 PM
At the very least a buck a person should have been donated. Too little, too late. Too tacky. Too bad.
Ali July 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I say wait until he makes the final donation until you hang him from the nearest tree...he says the total donation amount will be in the low 5 figures. Wait and see if he is good to his word. This was the first payment. Y'all are so quick to jump on the negative bandwagon on everything.

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