I eat three meals plus snacks every day, if I forget to eat I get light headed and can’t concentrate on my work; imagine 92 hours of this feeling. I can’t; this is why I volunteer a considerable amount of time dedicating to ending childhood hunger. Despite its devastating and highly visible consequences, childhood hunger is invisible. You can't see it just by looking, and you can't measure it in pounds, but it is among us: It affects black, white, Asian and Hispanic, short and tall, thin and chubby kids, all kids.
This is my fifth year as Chair and I am sad to report that the need continues to increase; BUT with the Connecticut NO KID HUNGRY Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in full effect and with your staff members assisting us with this great event we hope to diminish the need and one day we will be able to divert our energy to another cause. Get ready unforgettable evening of food from over 40 of the top restaurants in the New Haven area and 20 craft beverage vendors. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind experience packages in the silent auction and enjoy live entertainment. The Rickie Louise Miller/ Tony Dioguardi Duo will be entertaining all our guests in the Grand Ballroom. VIP Tickets holders will be experiencing an Evening Of Song with Tanya Leonard, accompanied by Derek Monahan on Guitar. VIP guests will have the opportunity to mingle with Chef Jacques Pepin and sample fine foods & spirits in an intimate setting on the 19th floor of the Omni Hotel.
Last year we raised over $60K, while that is a good number, it pales in comparison to the potential that this event can raise. This year we hope to raise even more money to help put an end to this epidemic. I am asking for your support by purchasing tickets. We are running a special Promotion for FRIENDS of Taste of the Nation New Haven! Click HERE for tickets. Enter promo code FRIENDNH2013 to receive 20% off tickets until April 20th! Cash and in-kind sponsorships underwrite all event costs and are absolutely welcomed. 100% of ticket sales help ensure that no kid goes hungry.