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AZ Foothills Magazine: Chef Nancy Longo

To welcome the Taste of the NFL to Scottsdale on January 31, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 24th Annual "Party with a Purpose", Arizona Foothills Magazine is featuring a chef from the Taste of the NFL team each week leading up to this spectacular party. This week, they interview one of our favorites, Chef Nancy Longo, who represents the Baltimore Ravens.  ...

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AZ Foothills Magazine: Chef Nancy Longo

To welcome the Taste of the NFL to Scottsdale on January 31, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 24th Annual "Party with a Purpose", Arizona Foothills Magazine is featuring a chef from the Taste of the NFL team each week leading up to this spectacular party. This week, they interview one of our favorites, Chef Nancy Longo, who represents the Baltimore Ravens. 

Please read the full story here and meet Chef Nancy Longo.

Restaurants in "the Valley" Kicking Hunger!

A Valley‐wide restaurant fundraising promotion that supports Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge is promoting awareness and action to kick hunger both nationally and locally – funds raised in Arizona stay in Arizona. ...

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Restaurants in "the Valley" Kicking Hunger!

A Valley‐wide restaurant fundraising promotion that supports Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge is promoting awareness and action to kick hunger both nationally and locally – funds raised in Arizona stay in Arizona.

TWENTY‐FOUR local restaurants. 

FIVE “Flavors of the Valley” winners. 

ONE goal: #KICKHUNGER.

The LineupIn the spirit of the 24th Annual Party with a Purpose®, Taste of the NFL is enlisting 24 local restaurants to participate in the challenge to raise funds and compete for a chance to be part of the Taste of the NFL action.

Support Local Food BanksAll proceeds raised in the “Flavors of the Valley” competition will support two local foodbanks – St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Vista del Camino Food Bank.

Click here to see who's winning and to support your favorite restaurant!

Timing: October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

WinnerThe five (5) restaurants that raise the most money during the promotion will be invited to participate in the “Flavors of the Valley” area at the Taste of the NFL’s 24th Annual Party with a Purpose®, a star‐studded culinary event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX.


ABC 15 Arizona: Taste of the NFL Launches National 'Kick Hunger Challenge'

On Sept. 5, Taste of the NFL (TNFL) and organization partners officially launched the national fundraiser, Kick Hunger Challenge.

The Challenge will pit fans from all 32 NFL markets against each other for a friendly competition to raise money for food banks nationwide, with local funds raised remaining in Arizona.

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Taste of the NFL and S. Mary's Team up to Tackle Hunger

The Taste of the NFL and St. Mary's Kicked off a National Fundraiser

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Taste of the NFL Launches Kick Hunger Challenge and Announces Details of Party with a Purpose

As part of the Taste of the NFL’s commitment to rallying the country’s top chefs to raise awareness and money, Taste of the NFL has appointed Andrew Zimmern as this year’s national culinary host for its Party with a Purpose®. Zimmern, the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, will lead the charge along side national celebrity spokesperson, Alyssa Milano. ...

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Taste of the NFL Launches Kick Hunger Challenge and Announces Details of Party with a Purpose

As part of the Taste of the NFL’s commitment to rallying the country’s top chefs to raise awareness and money, Taste of the NFL has appointed Andrew Zimmern as this year’s national culinary host for its Party with a Purpose®. Zimmern, the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, will lead the charge along side national celebrity spokesperson, Alyssa Milano.

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Restaurateur to use Super Bowl to Spotlight Hunger




It's Hunger Action Month. Let's Kick Hunger!

September is here! Not only does that mean another NFL season is upon us, but it is also Hunger Action Month! Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, for the entire month of September we urge you to join and take action on the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Day coincides with the first game of the NFL season on September 4, 2014. Help kickoff this nationwide campaign by spreading word and wearing orange in support of hunger-relief. Show us your spirit via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #KickHunger.   ...

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It's Hunger Action Month. Let's Kick Hunger!

September is here! Not only does that mean another NFL season is upon us, but it is also Hunger Action Month! Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, for the entire month of September we urge you to join and take action on the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Day coincides with the first game of the NFL season on September 4, 2014. Help kickoff this nationwide campaign by spreading word and wearing orange in support of hunger-relief. Show us your spirit via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #KickHunger

Continue your support through raising awareness and donating to the Kick Hunger Challenge now through Super Bowl weekend. All 32 NFL cities are participating in the challenge to raise the most money for their local food bank. Help your favorite team win by making a donation in their name at kickhungerchallenge.com

Take action now and you can be a part of the solution to end hunger nationwide!

iMyne. Another great way to support Taste of the NFL

You may have already heard about a new fundraising tool called iMyne. It allows you to shop online as usual, earn cash-back, and give to your favorite charity all at once. 

We love it. 

1.) Visit the Site https://imyne.com/TNFL It's secure and it's free. 

2.) Then, select Taste of the NFL as your benefiting charity. 

3.) When you visit a retailer's website (Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears and many more participate), a button pops up telling you how much you earn-back shopping that store. 

4.) Then, after you make a purchase, a donation is automatically sent to TNFL on your behalf. 


If you like iMyne, please share it with your friends. 

As our iMyne network grows, more is earned and more is given to care for the hungry and homeless. 

You can change your charity anytime. However, if you sign-up with the link in this email, TNFL will benefit as your referrer to the iMyne network. 

Everyone wins. 

Please take 2 minutes to click and sign-up to startiMyning for Taste of the NFL now. It's a powerful way to give by simply shopping as usual. As always, 100% of the donated funds will be distributed directly to feed families in need across America. 

Thank you for helping us Kick Hunger!


Kim Hawkey Joins the Taste of the NFL Team

Kim Hawkey, Taste of the NFL's new Event Director, spent over 25 years in media, programming radio stations in Nashville, Norfolk, and Minneapolis. Her expertise is in Brand Building, Marketing, Project Management, Team Leadership, Media & Public Relations and Community Engagement. She has a strong commitment to the philosophies of “give back” and “pay it forward”.  Kim helped launch the Basilica Block Party, the most successful and longest running outdoor music festival in downtown Minneapolis and was Executive Producer of the Cities 97 Sampler CD for 19 years which generated over $11 million dollars for Minnesota charities. She is excited and proud to be a part of the Taste of The NFL team and its mission to raise awareness and funds for the hungry and homeless.  ...

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Kim Hawkey Joins the Taste of the NFL Team

Kim Hawkey, Taste of the NFL's new Event Director, spent over 25 years in media, programming radio stations in Nashville, Norfolk, and Minneapolis. Her expertise is in Brand Building, Marketing, Project Management, Team Leadership, Media & Public Relations and Community Engagement. She has a strong commitment to the philosophies of “give back” and “pay it forward”.  Kim helped launch the Basilica Block Party, the most successful and longest running outdoor music festival in downtown Minneapolis and was Executive Producer of the Cities 97 Sampler CD for 19 years which generated over $11 million dollars for Minnesota charities. She is excited and proud to be a part of the Taste of The NFL team and its mission to raise awareness and funds for the hungry and homeless.

Congrats Taste Chef Justin Aprahamian - James Beard best chef Midwest!

Justin Aprahamian, chef and owner of Sanford restaurant, was awarded the James Beard "best chef Midwest" May 5 in New York City. Aprahamian took over Sanford restaurant from founders Sanford and Angie D'Amato in 2012.  Sanford D'Amato was the first chef from Wisconsin to win a James Beard award back in 1996.

You can read more from Journal Sentinel

D'Amato represented the Green Bay Packers at the Taste of the NFL "Party with a Purpose®" for several years. Aprahamian continues the tradition (shown at right with player representative Donny Anderson). The annual "Party with a Purpose®", now in its 24th year, is held on the eve of the Super Bowl in or near the city where the Super Bowl is held. The strolling food event pairs a chef and a player from each of the NFL cities. The more than 3,000 guests in attendance have the opportunity to sample amazing food while meeting current and past NFL greats and seeing big-name entertainment. All proceeds go to fight hunger. You can learn more by clicking here.