The Baldwin Park community came together for the first Backyard Food Fare Friday, Feb. 25.
The event, which took place in front of Grace Hopper Hall at Corrine Commons, kicked off the first of the monthly food rallies.
The food events are open to local residents and their guests to enjoy great food and conversation with neighbors.
Families, friends and pets watched the sun set on blankets and folding chairs.
Local food vendors at the event included PhatAshBakes, which served an assortment of huge cookies; TableTGK, serving garlic chicken and macaroni and cheese; and Thevintagehotdogcart, with famous New York-style hot dogs.
The next few Food Fares will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., giving the residents more time to come and enjoy the festivities.
Although the original vendors will still be available, Baldwin Park is hoping to add on an additional vendor, possibly tacos, as well as a local animal treat vendor so pups can take part in the fun.
“We hope to grow this event to be something the residents look forward to each month and that brings the community together,” says Sentry Management Multimedia & Community Coordinator Brie Bernstel from Baldwin Park said. “Our residents work so hard, and we just want to be able to provide them with a quick, easy and fun way to get their dinner right in their backyard.”