Taste of Merced Special Delivery Edition

With the COVID-19 Pandemic having a profound impact on us all and most certainly impacting our ability to gather together in traditional fashion, the Mercy Foundation put a health-conscious spin on our biennial Taste of Merced fundraising event this year. What is usually celebrated as a gathering of 500 of our dearest friends and supporters in downtown Merced's Bob Hart Square, was converted to a fun and festive home-delivery experience! 

On September 25, bites from local restaurants were safely packaged and delivered directly to the front doors of our event sponsors and participants using our contactless delivery method.

Participants were encouraged to tune in that evening to our virtual event program which featured tasting reviews from participating restaurants, special messages from Mercy Medical Center physicians, nursing staff, and patients regarding the wonderful work happening at Mercy's Family Birth Center, as well as an exciting cake decorating challenge. The votes are in and congratulations to Team 2, Yolanda Brewer and Satvir Arias, for creating the winning cake of the evening!

If you missed your chance to tune in live, you can watch the Taste of Merced Special Delivery Edition virtual program below!

Thank You Sponsors! 

Main Street  - $3,000

Commercial Construction Company
Sylvia and John Bankson
Benchmark HospitalistsLiz & Chuck Kassis
Carla & George Kelley

Merced Faculty Associates Medical Group


Timothy S. Johnston, MD PC
Root Creek Farm

TransCounty Title

VEP Healthcare

Yosemite Pathology Medical Group


Bear Creek - $1,500

Favier Farms

Community Foundation of Merced County

Golden Valley Health Centers

Image Masters


Kellie Leach  London Properties

McAuley Motors

Merced College

Merced College Foundation

Pazin & Myers Inc.

Razzari Auto Centers

Seivert & Associates

Seivert & Associates

Karen and Ed Spinardi
The Stewart Family
Sally and Mike Strasser

Valley Children's Healthcare

Wm. J. Koenig, Inc.

Mercedian - $500

Barbara & Walt Adams
Susan Balcarcel
Vicki & Pete Bandoni
Dr. Kristynn and Jonathan Boyajian
Stephanie and Mason Brawley
Carlene and Jim Cunningham
F & M Bank
Hoffman Security
Carol & Clark Kellogg
Ann MacDonald and Greg Olzack
Merced Heart Associates
Michelle & Garth Pecchenino
Debbie & Carlos Rosa
Conchita & Frank Swiggart
Michelle Symes-Thiara and Jay Thiara
Suzanne and Jim Zopolos
Wylie Farms, In Memory of Wayne Heffner