Hundreds turn out for Hungry for Hope in Portsmouth

Michael Buccieri, a server at Ristorante Massimo in Portsmouth, was handing out black mission figs with ricotta during the Hungry for Hope event Monday evening, Aug. 5, 2019, in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — Hundreds of people turned out Monday night to celebrate the recovery community and raise money to help people stay sober.

In its fourth year, Hungry for Hope was set to raise $100,000 for Safe Harbor Recovery Center on Islington Street in Portsmouth, according to event organizer John Akar. He is the co-owner of Cava Tapas & Wine Bar on Commercial Alley.