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Seahawks and Patriots - Winners on and off the Field!

Not only did the Patriots and Seahawks battle one another in Super Bowl XLIX, but they also took the number one and two spots in the Kick Hunger Challenge – Taste of the NFL’s online fundraising competition that raises money for each of the food banks in NFL cities.  ...

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Seahawks and Patriots - Winners on and off the Field!

Not only did the Patriots and Seahawks battle one another in Super Bowl XLIX, but they also took the number one and two spots in the Kick Hunger Challenge – Taste of the NFL’s online fundraising competition that raises money for each of the food banks in NFL cities. 

While the Patriots took home Super Bowl rings, it was the Seahawks who won the Kick Hunger Challenge—raising an astounding $127,000 for the Food Lifeline food bank in their community (an additional $10,000 prize was awarded the Seahawks and Food Lifeline for placing first in the competition). The Patriots raised just shy of $60,000. 

The Seattle Seahawks duo of Chef John Howie (Seastar Restaurnt and Raw Bar) and Craig Terrill, former Seahawk (shown to the right) won the Kick Hunger Challenge for the third year in a row. Their efforts involved raffling off a Russell Wilson autographed jersey and holding a chili cook-off fundraiser. The money they raised will create 686,720 new meals to hungry people in Western Washington. 

The New England Patriots team is led by Chef Steve DiFillipo of Davio’s and former Patriot, Matt Light (show to the left). While Chef DiFillipo was disappointed to lose to Chef Howie and the Seahawks again, he noted that if losing means providing $60,000 (that's in excess of 450,000 meals!) to the Greater Boston Food Bank, “That’s a loss that I can handle.” 

Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge has so far raised $380,542. The competition ends on Friday, February 13th.

Photo Credit - Tom Donoghue

24th Taste of the NFL Provides 6,000,000 Meals

More than 2,500 guests filled the massive event tent at Westworld of Scottsdale on Super Bowl Eve to partake in the 24th annual Party with a Purpose®, making the Taste of the NFL easily one of the highlights of the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. 

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Get Social With Us!

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See your photos featured on our website under the Super Bowl Events tab by posting on Twitter or Instagram using #KickHunger. Your photo may even be streamed LIVE at this year’s 24th annual Party With A Purpose on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For tickets to the event click here.

Stay connected with Taste of the NFL year-round by following us on all social media outlets @TasteoftheNFL. ...

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Get Social With Us!

Get social with us!

See your photos featured on our website under the Super Bowl Events tab by posting on Twitter or Instagram using #KickHunger. Your photo may even be streamed LIVE at this year’s 24th annual Party With A Purpose on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For tickets to the event click here.

Stay connected with Taste of the NFL year-round by following us on all social media outlets @TasteoftheNFL.

Little Big Town to Perform at 24th Annual Taste of the NFL

Little Big Town, presented by American Family Insurance, will join the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players at the Party with a Purpose® in an effort to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. 

This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and celebrities, all to support the fight against hunger. 

The three-time reigning Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year and Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year recently completed their critically acclaimed sixth studio album Pain Killer, which features No. 1 hit “Day Drinking” as well as their newly released single, “Girl Crush.” In addition to their passion for music, Little Big Town is also avid “foodies” with an appetite for helping those in need. Their performance at the Party with a Purpose® underscores their commitment to giving back to the community and cause-related efforts as they help Taste of the NFL raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. 

“It’s a privilege to perform at this year’s Taste of the NFL event and to help raise funds and awareness for hunger relief,” said Band Member Karen Fairchild. “Working together to support the fight against hunger is something that we are very passionate about. We are excited to help support local food banks and are eager to defeat hunger throughout the U.S.” 

Please read the press release by clicking here.

We Congratulate Taste of the NFL Chef John Howie for Community Service Award

From the Bellevue Reporter -- Secretary of State Honors John Howie Restaurants for Community Service.

"Howie and his Bellevue-based John Howie Restaurants were honored for their commitment to the community, also receiving from Secretary of State Kim Wyman a National Association for Secretaries of State Medallion Award.

John Howie Restaurants was nominated for taking part in several charitable acts and events, including hosting free holiday dinners for low-income and homeless people, as well as its partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and Craig Terrill for the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge." 

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Etch Restaurant Kicking Hunger!

Taste of the NFL's Tennessee Titan Chef representative, Deb Paquette of Etch Restaurant along with Titans Player rep, Michael Griffin are working to Kick Hunger! Etch restaurant is donating $1 for every sale of its most popular appetizer -- the roasted cauliflower to Taste of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge. All the money raised by each local team in the Kick Hunger Challenge stays right in that community, so get on board and donate to the Titans, or your favorite NFL team. Click here to learn more and to donate today...

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Etch Restaurant Kicking Hunger!

Taste of the NFL's Tennessee Titan Chef representative, Deb Paquette of Etch Restaurant along with Titans Player rep, Michael Griffin are working to Kick Hunger! Etch restaurant is donating $1 for every sale of its most popular appetizer -- the roasted cauliflower to Taste of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge. All the money raised by each local team in the Kick Hunger Challenge stays right in that community, so get on board and donate to the Titans, or your favorite NFL team. Click here to learn more and to donate today!

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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