Moonlight, Martinis and Mahjong Helps Provide Access to 54,000 Meals

North Texans played for a purpose during the NTFB’s inaugural mahjong event.

The inaugural Moonlight, Martinis and Mahjong event benefiting the North Texas Food Bank helped create access to 54,000 meals for children, seniors and families facing hunger in North Texas.

Hosted April 29 at the Park City Club in Dallas, the evening featured several rounds of mahjong play plus tasty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and raffle prizes.

Nearly 100 guests split into tables of four to play the tile-based game that originated in China. Bethany Williamson, an avid player and mahjong coach, hosted the event and offered tips as players made their way through each game.

“The North Texas Food Bank was excited to host our inaugural mahjong fundraiser, providing groups of friends the opportunity to gather for an intimate evening of fun and game strategy,” said Erica Yaeger, NTFB Chief External Affairs Officer. “With tiles in hand and hearts united, the proceeds of the event provided 54,000 nutritious meals to neighbors facing hunger in North Texas. Together, we transformed a beloved pastime into a beacon of hope for those in need.”

The event’s raffle prizes included Estelle wine glasses, Lady Kennedy earrings, a wellness package, a table for six to the NTFB’s Taste of the Cowboys and more.

Find a full recap of the evening in photos here.