Seattle: Winners On And Off The Field!
The amazing fans and Seahawks supporters helped raise $83,000 for people in need in their community.
The Seattle Seahawks and their fans have more than a new Super Bowl title to be proud of today - they’ve also helped raise thousands of dollars to help kick hunger in their community. Throughout the season the loyal Seahawks fans rallied behind their team to support the Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge — an online fundraiser that pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other in a “friendly competition” to raise money for food banks in their communities.
The amazing fans and Seahawks supporters helped raise $83,000 for people in need in their community, with funds going to the Food Lifeline food bank.
Too many families still do not have access to enough food, including one in five children,” said Wayne Kostroski, founder of Taste of the NFL. “We must all come together to end hunger in America.” In addition to the Kick Hunger Challenge, Taste of the NFL hosted the only “Party with a Purpose” Saturday night in Brooklyn. The official NFL event pairs 32 of the country’s best chefs (one from each NFL market) with a current or alumni player from each NFL team to raise funds for hunger relief. Saturday nights sold out event (over 3,000 people in attendance) will help to serve over 7million meals to people in need across the country. For more information, please visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.
ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL The Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501c3 that exists to raise awareness and dollars for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. The Minneapolis-based organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to combat hunger issues facing millions of Americans. To date, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $14 million for this critically important cause and is looking forward to its 2015 event in Phoenix at Super Bowl XLIX.
ABOUT KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL (www.TasteoftheNFL.com). This friendly “competition” pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. Throughout the 2012-13 football season, fans will have the opportunity to support one of the 32 NFL teams and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community.
ABOUT FOOD LIFELINE FOOD BANK
Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. Working with the food industry and its surpluses, we come up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. We provide 82,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to hunger.