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Our 11th annual Mardi Gras for a Cause will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Mardi Gras for a Cause was first dreamed up by a group of musicians from Warwick, NY who wanted to celebrate their passion for music and their community. Living in a town that was so supportive of the arts, it didn’t take long for a whole committee of musicians and business owners to come together and turn that dream into a reality. The inaugural event in 2013 transformed what would have been an ordinary Tuesday night into an evening where people of all ages came together and had unique and memorable experiences while supporting a wonderful community organization, Backpack Snack Attack. Participating Restaurants and Pubs will offer Mardi Gras Food and Drink Specials, all locations will have live music. Guests are encouraged to visit several locations during the evening. Bangles, Beads, Prizes, and a lot of Fun. We are bringing the Rio and New Orleans Fat Tuesday Celebration to the Villages of Warwick and Florida NY!!

Backpack Snack Attack is an outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church that feeds over 200 children in the Town of Warwick. The program provides food for hungry school children to eat at home on the weekends during the school year, when school meals are not available. The school selects the children in need. Backpack Snack Attack then provides the backpacks and individually sized, ready to eat (including microwavable), kid friendly food items for the children and their siblings every weekend. During the summer, Backpack Snack Attack distributes Staples gift cards to assist with purchasing school supplies for the next year. NOTE: The Backpack Snack Attack program is fueled by volunteers and supported by fundraising, donations, and grants.

We are currently selling our famous Golden Raffle Tickets. We have three awesome prizes!! Details and additional information can be found below. We will announce the lucky winners on February 21, 2023. You need not be present to win.

Please help Backpack continue to feed the hungry children in our community!

Thank you in advance for the support!

Mardi Gras for a Cause Committee Members


Mardi Gras Golden Ticket

This year the Mardi Gras Golden Ticket will be available in advance from your friends and neighbors:

  • Jenna Price
  • Monica Dorfman
  • Mary Schweitzer

2023 Prizes

The Mardi Gras Golden Raffle Tickets can be purchased one for five dollars, three for ten dollars, or eight for twenty dollars, with 100% of proceeds to going to Backpack Snack Attack.  The winning tickets will be drawn on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Those selected will be notified by phone following the drawing.  Best of luck and thanks for your support!

Feel free to submit the form below if you are interested in purchasing tickets and one of our volunteers will be in touch.

You may use the Venmo or PayPal links and QR codes below to make a donation to Backpack Snack Attack or to pay for your Golden Raffle Tickets.

Thank you for helping Mardi Gras for a Cause and Backpack Snack Attack continue to feed the hungry children in our community!

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