SAN FRANCISCO—Football and food joined forces at the legendary Cow Palace, on the eve of Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. Celebrities and top chefs joined together with current, past and Hall of Fame NFL players to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Kristi Yamagucci, Alyssa Milano, Larry the Cable Guy, Austin Howard, Brian Boitano, Ludacris, Sherri Shepard, and musician and TV personality Nick Lachey joined NFL players Steve Hauschka and Billy Cundiff alongside retired and hall of fame players including Bobby Bell, Matt Birk, Meril Hoge, and Donny Anderson in the fight to #kickhunger in America.
Celebrity chef’s Andrew Zimmerman, David Burke, Ming Tsai, Troy Guard and Anne Burrell, joined 32 talented chefs representing each of the NFL cities to create delicious pre-game bites paired with wines from E&J Gallo Winery. The sold out event, welcomed over 2,000 patrons and hunger relief supporters to eat, drink and socialize with players and celebrity chefs throughout the 160,000 square-foot venue.
The premier sanctioned NFL event concluded with a performance from multi-platinum selling and hometown band Third Eye Blind. Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose is the single most successful charitable event at the Super Bowl, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support food banks and food pantries in the 32 NFL cities. To date, the organization has raised over 24 million dollars, which have provided over 192 million meals.
Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations in the 32 NFL cities and across the country.