The event, which started back when the team returned to the NFL in 1999, is the Foodbank’s largest annual fundraiser. Last year, the “Taste of the Browns” raised more than $140,500, which allowed the Cleveland Foodbank to distribute more than 500,000 meals to agencies in a six-county area.
“We are excited to work as partners again with the Cleveland Browns as we tackle hunger in Northeast Ohio at the 15th annual Taste of the Browns,” said Anne Goodman, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foodbank. “As always, we look forward to celebrating our city’s love of its sports team and our unique and acclaimed culinary talents, all while providing hundreds of thousands of meals to needy Northeast Ohioans.”
The Cleveland Foodbank provides food and critical non-food products to non-profit organizations that assist the hungry in Cuyahoga, Ashland, Richland, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.
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While sampling Cleveland’s finest foods, attendees will have the chance to bid on live and silent-auction items to benefit the Foodbank. Auction items include a one-day hopper pass to Walt Disney World, a two-night stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, box seats to a Cleveland Indians baseball game, autographed Browns merchandise and more.
The event will be held in the City View Club Lounge. New for 2013: Attendees have the option to purchase general admission tickets for $175 ($75.00 of which is tax-deductible) or VIP tickets for $250 ($150 of which is tax-deductible). All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. For more information or to order tickets, call (216) 738-2046 or visit Taste of the Browns. A full list of participating restaurants can be found here.
About Taste of the NFL
Taste of the NFL is a national charity event that occurs each year on the eve of the Super Bowl in the Super Bowl host city. Created by Minneapolis-based restaurateur Wayne Kostroski at the 1992 Super Bowl, the national Taste of the NFL has raised more than $6.8 million for hunger relief organizations throughout the United States. Kostroski hopes that every NFL city hosts a similar event to raise awareness and more dollars for hunger relief.