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Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Boston

Boston’s hottest chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists unite for April 29 fundraising event to help end childhood hunger

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for VIP
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Cruiseport Boston
1 Black Falcon Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

$95 for General Admission; $150 for VIP

For tickets, please visit:
http://ce.strength.org/events/taste-nation-boston

Calling all foodies and philanthropists: Tickets are now on sale for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Boston, the city’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

This year’s event will be held April 29, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., at Cruiseport Boston, hosted by Jenny Johnson, producer and co-host of NESN’s “Dining Playbook.” The highly anticipated annual tasting event, which supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America, will feature Boston’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this nation have the healthy food they need, every day.

More than 800 guests expected to attend will have the opportunity to brush shoulders with 60 of the city’s most influential in the food and drink scene, while tasting their signature fare and spirits. Culinary tastemakers leading the 2014 event include chairs Jody Adams (Rialto and TRADE), Joanne Chang (Myers + Chang and Flour Bakery + Café), Gordon Hamersley (Hamersley’s Bistro), Andy Husbands (Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel) and Tony Maws (Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap and Trotter).

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including nearly 230,000 kids in Massachusetts alone. The good news is that this is a solvable problem. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day by connecting them to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

Recently, the No Kid Hungry campaign challenged America’s leaders to connect 1 million more low-income children in this nation to school breakfast over the next two years. While currently, just over half of our nation’s kids who need a free or reduced-price breakfast are getting one, The No Kid Hungry campaign is working with elected officials, corporate leaders, school officials, and others in the non-profit community on innovative strategies like moving breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom so more kids get the food they need for academic success. The new website, NoKidHungry.org/Breakfast, has tested strategies, advocacy tools and research that can help communities more rapidly connect more low-income children to this critical morning meal.

Since summer 2011, No Kid Hungry efforts to expand access to summer meals and school breakfast have helped connect kids to more than 34 million additional meals. The No Kid Hungry campaign is replicating that success around the country by working collaboratively with its partners to feed millions of American children. In 2013, Taste of the Nation Boston raised more than $95,000 which can help connect children in need with up to 950,000 meals.

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation Boston benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign, thanks to generous support from National Presenting Sponsor Sysco, National Sponsors American Express, Food Network, OpenTable, and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water, and local sponsors Boston Magazine, Toyota Boston/Lexus, Mionetto USA, Mangia, Inc./Carmelina Brands. Local beneficiaries include Cooking Matters Massachusetts and Project Bread.

To purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation Boston, visit NoKidHungry.org/Boston.

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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