This November, team up with the Cleveland Browns to help families in Northeast Ohio fight hunger. The Browns will be hosting two fundraisers to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the region's largest hunger-relief organization. The annual Browns Give Back First and Ten Food Drive, presented by Sugardale, will be virtual this year. Monetary donations will be accepted via this link starting today through to Taste of the Browns on November 14th.
As of 2019, The Browns Give Back First and Ten Food Drive, presented by Sugardale, has helped provide 175,000 meals to Northeast Ohio families in need. This year, Sugardale is donating $10,000 worth of hams to help fight hunger this holiday season.
Taste of the Browns is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Food Bank. In 2019, the event raised over $350,000 and provided more than 1 million meals to struggling men, women, and children. Every dollar raised will help provide nutritious meals to local families.
This year's fundraiser will feature more than 25 of Northeast Ohio's finest restaurants including EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, Fahrenheit, Lago East Bank, Barrio, and more. For a full list of the 2021 restaurant participants visit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's website.
In addition to tastings from local restaurants, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction featuring Browns memorabilia and restaurant gift cards as prizes. There will also be remarks from the Food Bank's CEO Kristin Warzocha and this year's honorary event chairs; some remarks will be live, while others will be pre-recorded.
This year's honorary event chairs are Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl Guard Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns Alumnus Josh Cribbs, and Chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit. They will be joined by other Cleveland Browns alumni along with talented chefs to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger.
If you're interested in helping the Browns fight hunger in Northeast Ohio, you can donate to the food drive or buy tickets for Taste of the Browns.
This year, Taste of the Browns will be taking place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Tickets are $75 each and will include admission to the event, including food and beverage, and entrance to the Zoo. You can purchase tickets here. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Zoo's amphitheater and Australian Adventure.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is a community partner of the Cleveland Browns First and Ten initiative. First and Ten was designed to encourage individuals to volunteer 10 hours every year to their local communities. Fans are encouraged to sign the First and Ten pledge through the Cleveland Browns Website and share their volunteer stories by using #give10 on social media.
Click here to donate to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.