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Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Join us on Wednesday, September 9th for the Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Meet Hall of Fame football players while enjoying dishes from some of the top local restaurants.  Help us in our efforts to kick hunger in the Akron-Canton community! Learn more and purchase tickets by clicking here >>

Panthers and Bonterra Host Dinner to Fight Hunger

This story, via Fox46 Charlotte -- The Carolina Panthers and Bonterra's Blake Hartwick teamed up to host a successful  "Taste of the Panthers" on June 1st. 

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First Annual Taste of the Broncos - June 16

Taste of the Broncos will feature tailgating, 30 participating Denver-area restaurants, a chance to mingle with current Bronco players, former players and cheerleaders and watch quarterback Peyton Manning serve as guest conductor for the Colorado Symphony. Learn more and purchase tickets by clicking here >>.

Kent Rathbun of Hosts 2015 Taste of the NFL at AT&T Stadium

Kent Rathbun (pictured at right with former Cowboy, Troy Aikman) hosted the first local Taste of the NFL event at his Dallas, TX restaurant, Abacus eleven years ago. This year and almost $2 million dollars later, Rathbun and the Dallas Cowboys moved the event called the "Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party" to AT&T Stadium to accommodate the 900 guests in attendance!  ...

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Kent Rathbun of Hosts 2015 Taste of the NFL at AT&T Stadium

Kent Rathbun (pictured at right with former Cowboy, Troy Aikman) hosted the first local Taste of the NFL event at his Dallas, TX restaurant, Abacus eleven years ago. This year and almost $2 million dollars later, Rathbun and the Dallas Cowboys moved the event called the "Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party" to AT&T Stadium to accommodate the 900 guests in attendance! 

Please read Kent's story here and see pictures of the event which was held on May 3rd. You can also read more from CultureMap Dallas here

Congratulations, Bobby Bell!

Taste of the NFL offers a big congratulations to Hall of Famer and long-time Taste of the NFL player representative Bobby Bell for earning his college degree from the University of Minnesota at age 74!  ...

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Congratulations, Bobby Bell!

Taste of the NFL offers a big congratulations to Hall of Famer and long-time Taste of the NFL player representative Bobby Bell for earning his college degree from the University of Minnesota at age 74! 

Please read more at the Star Tribune >>.


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.

Please check back in August of 2015 when we launch the Kick Hunger Challenge 2015-2016 NFL Season!

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!

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. ...

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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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