January 28, 2024

Gearing up for Crab Feed

The 12th annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed will be on Saturday, March 9. In-person tickets sold out in record time this year, but to-go meals are available to order until Feb. 23. Order to-go meals and you can host a CLAWesome crab feed from the comfort of your home for a great cause — Yolo County Kids.  

Each to-go meal will include delicious fresh crab, Caesar salad, pasta with vegetarian red sauce, and bread for $65. Pick-up will be Saturday, March 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Yolo County Fair Grounds, Waite Hall. Please place all to-go meal orders at www.yolocrisisnursery.org on or before February 23, 2024. 

The Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery have planned a wonderful SHELLebration at Waite Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds – an evening of food, fun, and fundraising. If you prefer to join us in-person, grab a spot on our waiting list. Simply order as many waitlist tickets as you need for your party. Should seats become available, we will go through the waiting list on a first come first serve basis. One ticket to the in-person Waite Hall event includes entry to the hall for one, delicious fresh crab, Caesar salad, pasta with vegetarian red sauce, bread, one drink and one water. In addition to dinner, the event, emceed by Bob Bowen, will include a no-host bar, fabulous live, silent, and dessert auctions, amazing raffle, and so much more fun. The doors will open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of cracking crab with your friends and neighbors for a great cause – Yolo County kids. 

“Get ready to crack open the fun for a crab feed extravaganza! Bring your appetite and your fun, competitive side as the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery have secured amazing items to bid on,” says Yolo Crisis Nursery Board President Jeremy Higgins. “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 12th Annual Yolo Crisis Nursery Crab Feed. “We are honored to be the Premier Sponsor of the Crab Feed for the fourth year in a row,” said Bob Clark, Co-CEO 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 has proven to be very popular again this year, so please don’t delay and get your to-go meal and waitlist tickets today. Individual in-person and sponsorships sold out in record time this year. 

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. 

In person or at home we hope you will join us on March 9th for a CRABtastic evening 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.

— This article originally appeared in the Davis Enterprise on Sunday, January 28, 2024, and was written by Sharon Schauer, co-chair of Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery