Culinary Event For Literacy

At the San Diego Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) eighth annual “Eat.Drink.Read. A culinary event for literacy, foodies will savor imaginative bites and brews prepared by the city’s finest chefs on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at a new location – the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

The event, which grows in popularity every year, features original dishes created by celebrated chefs from around the county – with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. This year’s “Eat.Drink.Read.” will include cuisine created in homage to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Babbling Beth, the Story Chef” and “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” Beer and spirits from local breweries and distilleries will accompany the cuisine, allowing samplings from a wide variety of craftsmen. 

A signature event and SDCOL’s largest fundraiser of the year, “Eat.Drink.Read.” raises needed funds to support the organization’s 29 affiliated programs that provide free literacy assistance annually to more than 170,000 children, families and adults throughout San Diego County.

“One in five adults in San Diego possess below-basic literacy skills,” says Jose Cruz, CEO of SDCOL. “Many of these adults are also parents, and their children become adversely affected by low-level reading skills at home. We work to address this problem through our literacy programs which are funded, in part, through Eat.Drink.Read.”

Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

About San Diego Council on Literacy

San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) unites the community to support literacy through leadership, advocacy and resources. Over 500,000 adults in San Diego County have a below-standard level of literacy. That makes SDCOL’s job critically important – to them and their families and to the community. Annually, more than 170,000 individuals receive one-on-one, small group, computer-assisted and classroom instruction through literacy programs affiliated with SDCOL.  By providing free literacy services that allow adults to develop their foundation for success, SDCOL truly enables them to elevate themselves and their families to an improved quality of life.  Learn more at