Friday, April 3, 2009

$150,000 raised this week in DC to end childhood hunger!

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Washington, DC residents dined on some of the Nation’s Capital’s finest cuisine at Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation® this past week. The sold out event raised $150,000 to fight childhood hunger locally and nationally.

Over 40 of the area’s premier chefs and restaurants prepared food for approximately 1,200 attendees at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Monday, March 30th, to benefit Share Our Strength, a national organization working to ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

With more than 12 million children facing hunger in America and more than 32,000 D.C. households unable to guarantee that food will be put on the table each day, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation works to end childhood hunger in the United States and abroad by ensuring that children and their families have reliable access to nutritious food, and by addressing the deeper causes of these conditions.

Funds raised through Taste of the Nation events provide grants to organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad that work successfully to end childhood hunger. This year’s local beneficiaries include Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions and Mary’s Center. One hundred percent of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network, Brown-Forman and S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Taste of the Nation Washington, DC is locally sponsored by Perfect Settings, Syzygy Event Productions, Beyond the Bottom Line, CPR MultiMedia Solutions, Congressional Seafood, DC 50, Occasions Caterers, RCI Sound Systems, Sir Speedy, Washington Life magazine and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Kudos to the entire Taste of the Nation team for their efforts in planning this wonderful event.

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