January 21, 2023

Crab Feed Returns in March

Martha Bernauer and Nancy Storm

The 11th annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed will be a wonderful shell-ebration at Waite Hall, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. The Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery are planning an evening of food, fun, and fundraising for Saturday, March 11. This year we are offering in-person and pick-up to-go meal tickets. Tickets are available now at www.yolocrisisnursery.org

 Each ticket includes delicious fresh crab, Caesar salad, pasta with vegetarian red sauce, and bread. In addition to dinner, the festivities will include a no-host bar, live, silent, and dessert auctions, raffle, and so much more fun!  Join us for our first in-person event since March 2020. We have moved the event to Waite Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of fundraising for the Yolo Crisis Nursery. 

If you prefer to enjoy a claw-some crab dinner from the comfort of your home, order a to-go meal. Pick-up will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Waite Hall. Please place all to go meal orders on or before Feb. 28.

The auctions have a great line-up of items including one-of-a-kind art, golf outings, travel adventures, and tasty desserts.  A Live Auction preview and Silent Auction will open on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 12 noon. Please go to www.yolocrisisnursery.org to learn more.  The silent auction is fully online and is open to all, however the Crab Feed program including the live and dessert auctions, raffle, and games will be in-person only this year. 

“Get ready for delicious crab and an evening of fun with some wonderful items to bid on.” says Yolo Crisis Nursery Board President Jennifer Thayer. “The proceeds from our annual Crab Feed are an essential piece of the Nursery’s financial health and enable the Nursery to continue to serve children and families in crisis.”

We are thrilled to announce that Clark Pacific is returning as our Premier Sponsor for the 11th annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed. “We are honored to be the Premier Sponsor of the Crab Feed for the third year in a row,” said Bob Clark, co-CEO of Clark Pacific. “It is wonderful to partner with the Yolo Crisis Nursery as we share a passion for serving the youth of Yolo County.”

This event historically sells out well in advance, so don’t delay and get your tickets today. Individual tickets are $65, and several levels of sponsorship are still available starting at $1,500. Sponsorships can be purchased online at www.yolocrisisnursery.org or by emailing Becky Heard at bheard@yolocrisisnursery.org.

All Crab Feed proceeds go to the Yolo Crisis Nursery. The Nursery is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for children and families in turmoil. Our services are free of charge, and we never turn children away. 

Every child and family that the Yolo Crisis Nursery serves is unique, and each one is in crisis with little or no support system, and all are in need of aid. The Nursery helps children and families thrive by keeping young children safe and helping their parents resolve their crises. The Nursery continues to work with and follow families for one year to ensure that they successfully transition out of crisis, the children remain safe, and the family stays whole.

Please join us on March 11 for crab and fun to help our most vulnerable children and families in their time of need. To learn more about the Nursery or to donate, please visit www.yolocrisisnursery.org.

By Martha Bernauer and Nancy Storm, Co-chairs of the 11th annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed. This article originally appeared in the Davis Enterprise on January 21, 2023.