Taste of the NFL recently spent some time in Indianapolis to kick off local efforts to fight hunger in Indiana.
Together with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and with help from Indianapolis Colts’ chef and player representatives, Taste of the NFL fed 50 children from low-income households
hot meal at Westminster Community Center on Sept. 22. Chef Greg Hardesty (Recess and Room Four) prepared a tasty, nutritious menu and special guest appearances were made by former Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Ken Dilger along with Colts’ cheerleaders. Tony Hanslits, Taste of the NFL chef alum and current dean of The Chef’s Academy, oversaw more than 20 Chef’s Academy students in food preparation and serving. A special thanks to the Chef’s Academy for donating the food as well.
Video ReCap of the Event
Clash Of the Tailgaters
The Chef’s Academy, in collaboration with Taste of the NFL and E&J Gallo Winery, hosted its 3rd annual Clash of the Tailgaters to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana on Sept. 23 in the parking lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. The cooking competition pit teams of students and graduates of The Chef’s Academy against one another in serving up their tailgating specialties. Proceeds benefitted Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Watch video footage of the event on Indy Channel 6!
Gleaners Harvest Moon Gala
Several members of the Taste of the NFL family attended Gleaners 11th Annual Harvest Moon Gala on Sept. 24 at the new JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis. In the past 10 years, this event has helped hungry Hoosiers by raising more than $2,280,000, which translates into more than 12 million meals.