Second Harvest North Florida would like to thank all those who made the Seventh Jacksonville Jaguars Taste of the NFL a night to remember. In addition to gourmet food and an elegant atmospere, the event's showcase was the $156,000 raised that means 1,092,000 meals to serve the hungr children and families in north Florida.
Special Recognition goes to Ann and Shad Khan, the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, the Host Committee, our chefs - Liz Grenamayer of Catering by Liz, Stephen Hicks of Seasons 52, Tim Hoch of Levy, Pati Hordyk of Mai Oui Gourmet, David Seavey of North Beach Bistro, and Enver Stermilli of Wine Cellar Jacksonville. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the generous event sponsors who helped make this wonderful event possible, including: Kirby Rental Sevice, Acosta Sales and Marketing, The Florida Times Union, Hartley Press, The Players Championship, Southern Wine and Spirits, Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q, Starlight Valet and Parking Services, Gardeners Florist, Wehner Weddings, Beaver Street Foods, PRI Productions and Scott-McRae Group.
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Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. The Jacksonville Jaguars have supported Second Harvest North Florida through this "party with a purpose," helping to raise nearly $956,000 in support of hunger relief efforts here on the First Coast. This year's event was the first with Ann and Shad Khan as hosts and it was a huge success.
Nationally, Taste of the NFL has helped to feed the 37 million Americans who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. Millions of needs, thousands of families and dozens of new hunger projects have been affected by this major volunteer effort. Taste of the NFL's goal is to end hunger. We hope to see you next year!