Locals Chefs to Fight Childhood Hunger at Service Day

Several local chefs including Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s, Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab and Juan Cuadra of Cascata Grille will take a short break from their kitchens to fill boxes with food for the hungry at Feeding South Florida to kickoff this year’s Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami.

South Florida’s premier culinary benefit returns to the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle resort on Thursday, July 29. All ticket sales from the event will be contributed to Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in America.

During the community service day, chefs will tour Feeding South Florida’s new Broward headquarters and will spend a couple hours assisting the distribution center’s staff and volunteers with sorting donated food items and checking for expiration dates, dents, damages and leaks.

WHEN: Friday, July 23, 2010

10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Feeding South Florida

2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Tel. 954-518-1818

MORE: Each year, Miami-Dade and Broward’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion during Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger.

There are over 17 million kids in America with 637,000 of this total in Florida that’s 1 in 4 children—who do not know when or where they’ll have their next meal. In South Florida, funds are distributed to a number of beneficiaries like Feeding South Florida, which is the state’s largest food bank. For more information and to purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation, call 1-877-26-TASTE or visit www.strengthflorida.org.

With the increase in demand for food, Feeding South Florida is always looking for volunteers. For more information on how you can help, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

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