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November 27, 2019

Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL Scores a Fabulous New Location

The Super Bowl is coming to South Florida in 2020 and so is a big party that cannot be missed – Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL (TNFL). The annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl and for its 29th year it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at an exciting new oceanside location –The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. The team of guest hosts for 2020 includes the legendary Coach Don Shula serving as the National Honorary Chair; Chef Andrew Zimmern – National Culinary Host; Chef Adam Richman – Florida Culinary Host; and Ben Leber as the National Player Host.

The fundraising campaign spearheaded by TNFL, aptly named Ki...

January 28, 2019

Renowned ESPN Journalist and Host of Monday Night Countdown Joins Effort to Kick Hunger and Raise Funds For Foodbanks Nationwide at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, February 2

Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 22, 2019 – Today, Taste of the NFL announced that Suzy Kolber, celebrated NFL journalist and ESPN host of “Monday Night Countdown” will appear at its 28th annual Party with a Purpose, taking place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Kolber will be on site at the fundraising event to greet guests, take photographs and sign autographs. Additionally, guests at the annual strolling food and wine event, which brings together chefs and NFL players to benefit food banks in 32 NFL cities nationwide, will have the opportunity to win a diamond necklace from Continental Diamond, as well as Super Bowl game tickets.

Kolber, who originally joined ESPN in 1993 and has remained a mainstay for the network’s NFL coverage, is the host of “Monda...

January 28, 2019

Annual Star-Studded Event to Bring Thousands Together On Super Bowl Eve In An Effort to Kick Hunger and Raise Funds For Foodbanks Nationwide

—     Award-winning TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern and dozens of stars will be in attendance—

—Special musical performance by renowned country music superstar, Martina McBride—

On Saturday, February 2, Taste of the NFLwill host its 28th Annual Party with a Purpose® at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The annual strolling food and wine fundraising event, which is Super Bowl Weekend’s largest NFL sanctioned charitable event, brings together exceptional cuisine, celebrities, NFL players and alumni, and more to help fight hunger in the US and benefit food banks in 32 NFL cities nationwide.

WHO:                    On the eve of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, thirty-two of the nation’s top chefs from each NFL city will pair up with current and former players from each team to support hunger relief. This year’s festivities will includ...

January 17, 2019

Award-Winning Country Music Star’s Performance at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, February 2.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 16, 2019 – Today, Taste of the NFL announced that contemporary country superstar, Martina McBride, will perform at the 28th annual Party with a Purpose, taking place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Held annually on the eve of the Super Bowl in the host city, Party with a Purpose is the premier charity event sanctioned by the NFL organization and connects chefs, players and fans to help raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. Tickets are available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2NkPLXY.

McBride will close out a celebratory night of eating, drinking and kicking hunger with top hits like “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “Where Would You Be,” and many more. Since her 1992 debut album, The Time Has Come, McBride has become one of the most successful names in country music, selling...

January 6, 2019


Between January 5 and Super Bowl Day, PepsiCo will match any and all donations up to $50,000! See your gift go twice as far and give to your favorite team today.  Donate Now!

December 1, 2018

WCCO Channel 4 in the Twin Cities recently featured Taste of the NFL Founder Wayne Kostroski and The Lexington Chef Jack Riebel on their "Cooking with WCCO" segment.  They talk about Mr. Kostroski's inauguration to the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame, and how this event got started!

September 18, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Party with a Purpose at the Super Bowl, this year featuring Atlanta in the Cobb Galleria.  The Taste of the NFL raises money to #kickhunger every year benefitting food banks across the NFL network.

From top chefs, celebrities, and your favorite NFL players, to a live concert and auction, this event has raised enough to create over 220 million meals in its 28 years.

Join us at this year in Atlanta as we fight hunger together!

Tickets available here:   Taste of the NFL Tickets


January 11, 2018

Taste of the NFL Comes Home to Celebrate 27 Years of Fighting Hunger at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Saturday, Feb. 3 

(January 9, 2018) St. Paul, Minnesota – Today, Taste of the NFL announced that classic American rock band O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), presented by Delta Airlines, will perform at the 27th Annual Party with a Purpose. A ticketed event to be held on Super Bowl Eve, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, the Party with a Purpose is a premier sanctioned NFL organization, which brings together chefs, players and fans to help fight hunger.

"I think this event will be very successful in raising money to help feed our hungry brothers and sisters,” said Marc Roberge. “We're proud to be part of a celebration that will serve a greater purpose.”

Notorious for performing intense and vibrant live shows, O.A.R. will close out the 27th Annual Party with a Purpose in what will be a celebratory night of eating, drinking and kicking hunger. With 13 albums, a string of Madison Squa...

January 2, 2018


Elior, NA, the Welcoming Partner for Taste of the NFL 2018 here in the Bold North has launched their very own Kick Hunger Challenge web page to help raise awareness and funds for the Kick Hunger Challenge.


Together, we can make a difference!  Visit today to help those in need this holiday season.

August 13, 2017

The Super Bowl XLVI party season kicked off last week when organizers of one of its premier events came to town for some early celebrating.

Organizers of the 21-year-old Taste of the NFL -- an elegant Super Bowl-Eve strolling food and wine soiree scheduled Feb. 4 at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana -- attended parties at the JW Marriott (Saturday), Lucas Oil Stadium (Friday) and Westminster Community Center (Thursday). 

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