Dec 15, 2017

Taste of the NFL Coming to Saint Paul RiverCentre Feb. 3

Taste of the NFL, a nonprofit dedicated to hunger relief, announced that single tickets are on sale for its 27th annual Party with a Purpose®. The nonprofit's premier food, football and charity tasting event will be held Super Bowl LII eve, Saturday, Feb. 3 at Saint Paul RiverCentre. Tickets can only be purchased online and are available through tasteofthenfl.com/tickets. 100% of proceeds from Party with a Purpose and the money raised during the Kick Hunger Challenge will directly benefit food banks in the 32 NFL cities.
 
For $700, ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample over 45,000 tastings from renowned chefs from the 32 NFL cities and mingle with current, Hall of Fame and alumni players from each of the NFL franchises. The star-studded event features live musical entertainment from notable performers and gives guests the opportunity to meet with noteworthy celebrities. Attendees can also bid on over 250 unique sports and celebrity memorabilia, vacation packages and other coveted auction items.
 
Taste of the NFL's season-long fundraiser, the Kick Hunger Challenge, culminates the same evening with the announcement of all funds raised. This friendly competition encourages fans from all 32 NFL teams to raise money for food banks in their local communities.
 
This year's Party with a Purpose is generously supported by the following national sponsors: General Mills (Presenting Sponsor), E. & J. Gallo Winery (Wine Partner), Delta Airlines (Entertainment Presenter), Elior (Welcoming Partner), Ecolab (Chef Host Sponsor), Supervalu (Founder's Lounge Host) and PepsiCo (Supporting Partner). US Foods and Verlasso Salmon are the Preferred Product Partners for Taste of the NFL events. Learn more about Taste of the NFL's 2017-18 sponsors here.
  
 
ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL
SINCE 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, Taste of the NFL's programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $25 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 200 million new meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season long efforts culminate each year with the Taste of the NFL's Party with a Purpose®. Held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Saint Paul, this year's star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends, celebrities and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Learn more about Taste of the NFL at TasteoftheNFL.com.
 
ABOUT KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE
The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL. 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 2017-18 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. Learn more about the Kick Hunger Challenge at kickhungerchallenge.com.