Taste of the NFL Celebrates 25th Anniversary with an All-Star Line-up in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA (14-Sep-2015)
The start of the 2015 NFL season marks the official launch of the Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge. Aiming to help eliminate hunger in the United States, the Kick Hunger Challenge pits fans from all 32 NFL markets against each other for a friendly competition to raise money for local food banks across the country.
When it comes to kicking hunger, no contribution is too small. Every dollar raised provides up to 8 meals. At the end of the Kick Hunger Challenge, all proceeds raised by the teams’ fans will directly benefit their communities, as all donations will go to each team’s local food bank partner. To get in the game and donate to end hunger in the name of a favorite NFL team, visit http://www.KickHungerChallenge.com.
Each year, the nationwide Kick Hunger Challenge leads up to the much-anticipated flagship event Party with a Purpose® which, held annually on Super Bowl Eve, will take place in San Francisco on February 6th, 2016.Party with a Purpose® pairs current and former NFL players from all 32 teams with notable chefs for a memorable evening of food and wine attended by over 2,500 guests. For more information on tickets and VIP tables at Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®, visit http://www.tasteofthenfl.com.
Since its inception, as a premier sanctioned NFL event, Taste of the NFL has raised and donated in excess of $24 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations within the 32 NFL cities (that is over 190 million new meals provided!). Founded by restaurateur and philanthropist Wayne Kostroski, Taste of the NFL is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a coalition of all-star supporters across three silver councils that will help to promote this year’s festivities and fundraising efforts. The Silver Alumni Council includes distinguished quarterbacks Archie Manning, Roger Staubach and Bart Starr; the Silver Culinary Council includes celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Emeril Lagasse; and the Silver Honorary Chair Councilincludes former Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula, actor, producer and hunger activist Jeff Bridges, former Dallas Cowboys fullback and sports commentator Daryl Johnston and former player and NFL coach Tony Dungy. Presiding as this year’s Culinary Host at the Party with a Purpose is Andrew Zimmern.
The Taste of the NFL’s 25th anniversary coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and to honor the organization’s milestone and fundraising success, the NFL has redesigned the Taste of the NFL logo emblazoned with the football league’s golden anniversary shield.
Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger this season, or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.
Pamela Spiegel, Spiegel@sunshinesachs.com
Marcus Braham, Braham@sunshinesachs.com