Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign
Oct 23, 2019
The Big Game 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). TNFL’s annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl. For its 29th year, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center. 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.
“When we began in 1992, our goal was to raise money in order to provide meals to those in need,” said TNFL Founder Wayne Kostroski. “Many of the recipients are children and seniors who rely on their local food banks for assistance.”
Since its inception, TNFL – one of the few organizations sanctioned by the NFL – has gathered the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to fundraise in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, TNFL’s programs and events have raised and donated over $26 million for food banks and hunger-related nonprofit organizations in all 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 220 million meals distributed nationwide. This year’s team of guest hosts 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.
Tickets for Party with a Purpose® on Saturday, February 1, 2020 are now on sale at https://www.tasteofthenfl.com/tickets. General admission is priced at $700 per person. Those interested in the seated VIP section with extra perks, tables of 10 are available at $10,000.
Sponsorship opportunities are available including a special top-tier level, Hunger Heroes Partners. This limited designation features an elevated experience with exclusive perks including early admittance to the event, table in the VIP section, tickets to the invitation only Friday Night Huddle event (thank you party for chefs, players and sponsors), and many more benefits. For more ticket and sponsor information, please visit: www.tasteofthenfl.com.
Coinciding with the beginning of the football season in September, the fundraising campaign spearheaded by TNFL, aptly named Kick Hunger Challenge (KHC) kicks-off. The entire month is designated as Hunger Action Month – an initiative benefitting Feeding America – and it serves as an ideal launching point by bringing awareness to KHC. This friendly “competition” pits fans of all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. KHC continues throughout the 2019 football season including Super Bowl Weekend. During this time fans will have the opportunity to support the NFL team of their choice and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community.
Leading the charge locally, are some key players representing South Florida, including James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser; The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Chef Paula DaSilva – on behalf of the Miami Host Committee; former Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl; and former Dolphins safety Dick Anderson – NFL Player Rep for Shula’s American Steakhouse and Dolphins’ Perfect Season. South Florida chefs will be competing for the opportunity to represent South Florida and take part in Party with a Purpose®. To win one of the coveted spots at the event, chefs/restaurants will be raising funds for the Kick Hunger Challenge which directly benefits Feeding South Florida. The top three fundraisers will secure their participation in this not-to-be-missed party. These fundraising efforts will come from a multitude of promotions beginning in September at the start of the football season and continuing until December 31, 2019. To learn about local KHC initiatives for the Dolphins, please visit: www.kickhungerchallenge.com.Back to Newsroom