The Taste of the NFL team was in New Orleans this week to kick off a season of hunger relief efforts!
Together with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Taste of the NFL held a special event to feed 100 children a hot meal at NFL Youth Education Town (NFL YET). NFL YET is one of several recreational centers nationwide operated by the Boys and Girls Club of America on behalf of the NFL that provides after-school activities for school-age children.
NFL YET students were treated to a special menu created by Chef Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace, who is also Taste of the NFL’s chef representative for the New Orleans Saints, and Chef Keith Faulkner of Second Harvest. The event also included guest appearances by New Orleans’ Saints’ linebacker Jonathon Casillas, former wide receiver Michael Lewis and the Saints’ mascots Gumbo and Sir Saint.
Earlier in the day, Chef Tory and Chef Keith worked alongside culinary students from Delgado Community College to prepare the kids meals in Second Harvest’s kitchen facility. The group also packaged meals for Second Harvest’s Kids Café program which provides more 1,500 meals each weekday to kids who may not have access to enough food at home.
Photo Credit: Kathy Anderson