On Sunday, Jan. 8, trustees, sponsors and dinners hosts of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest gathered for a reception at the Naples home of Jason and Kelly Stephens, trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

During the event, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recognized event supporters and introduced the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s fund-a-cause initiative. Locally and across the country, there is a lack of resources for children in need of mental and behavioral health care. This year, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is dedicating its fund-a-cause dollars to help provide quality mental and behavioral health care services for young patients by supporting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s pediatric behavioral health initiative.

The 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinner will take place on Friday, Feb. 24, followed by The Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Click here to view the photo gallery.