This year’s Boston event will be held on April 19, 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center, to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger by making sure kids get the healthy food they need every day.
The event features over 70 of Boston’s great restaurants, 30 wineries, specialty cocktails, silent auction and live entertainment. Here are the details:
WHAT: Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $73 million for organizations in the United States, Canada and abroad, including more than $1.4 million in Boston alone. Area charities that will benefit from this year’s event include The Greater Boston Food Bank and Cooking Matters, formerly known as Operation Frontline – Massachusetts.
WHEN: Thursday April 19, 2012. 6 p.m. VIP/7 – 9:30 p.m. general admission
WHERE: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston
BUY: Purchase tickets online at www.strength.org/boston or call 1-877-26-TASTE. General Admission tickets are $95 in advance or $105 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 in advance or $165 at the door.
This year’s honorary chef chairs for the event are four familiar faces — Jody Adams of Rialto and Trade,Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang, Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley’s Bistro and Andy Husbands of Tremont 647.
About Taste of the Nation
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger.
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign™, —a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a budget, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, both nationally and at the state level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry.