100% of ticket sales supports Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger.
Save the Date! Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Bishop Museum
Join Honorary Chef Chair Alan Wong for Taste of the Nation Hawaii!
Taste culinary sensations prepared by Hawaii’s hottest chefs and mixologists and featuring the islands’ finest local producers, ranchers and farmers. Enjoy a sense-sational event featuring the finest food, worldly wines, scintillating spirits, live entertainment, and an incredible silent auction. Join the VIP reception and be the first to meet participating chefs, savor their dishes and bid in the fabulous silent auction. Help us ensure no kid in America grows up hungry!
Nearly 17 million children face hunger in America. Most families that live below the poverty line in America are working families, yet their regular income is not sufficient to cover the cost of housing, medical care, child care, transportation, clothing and food. Employment is simply not enough to safeguard these families against hunger and poverty.
Here in Hawaii, our Child Poverty Rate is nearly 14% which ranks us 41 of the 50 United States, while our national rank in Food Hardship is a devastating third place finish. One out of every four keiki in Hawaii face childhood hunger and we can do something to fix it.
Each ticket purchased helps support Share Our Strength’s efforts in eliminating childhood hunger as well as that of our local beneficiaries. In the wake of staggering reports that nearly half of all children in the U.S. will be on food stamps at the some point in their life, there is no time to waste. The time to act is now.
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—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.