"No Kid Hungry" Benefit for a Cause on June 17th 2014


SAVE THE DATE!  Tickets now on sale!

ONLY ONE MORE WEEK until South Florida's premier culinary event benefitting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry initiative on Tuesday June 17th!

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 1.1 million kids in Florida, 

The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day by connecting them to nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home. 

“The inaugural Taste of the Nation South Florida in 2013, which combined what used to be known as Taste of the Nation Miami and Taste of the Nation Fort Lauderdale, proved to be a much stronger event, attracting a larger group of restaurants, attendees and sponsors,” notes the event’s Restaurant Chair, Chef Timon Balloo.

“Last year, Taste of the Nation South Florida attracted more than 50 restaurant participants and raised more than $130,000, which helped connect children in need with up to 13 million meals,” added long-time Taste of the Nation event chairman, Chef Allen Susser.  “We’re confident the event will continue to grow, helping us raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger,” says Chef Susser.

This year’s event will be held on June 17, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the main ballroom of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel where more than 50 of the area’s most influential movers n’ shakers in the food and drink scene will be offering a taste of their signature fare and spirits, while you can also bid on a wide array of culinary, lifestyle and travel auction items. 
VIP tickets will get attendees access to the event an hour before the doors open and entry to a special After Party at Lure Fishbar, which opened at Loews Miami Beach in late-2013.

Date:                                       Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Location:                                Loews Miami Beach Hotel

                                               1601 Collins Ave

                                               Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Time:                                      7:00 to 10:00 p.m.; 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for VIP;10:00 pm to midnight for After Party

Admission:                             $125 for General Admission; $250 for VIP

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation South Florida benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign, thanks to generous support from National Presenting Sponsor Sysco, national sponsors American Express, Food Network, Cavit, OpenTable, and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water, and local sponsors Lincoln Motor Company, Nespresso, Share Your Wine, Whole Foods, Wine Watch, Easy Ice, Nestle Waters, Brustman Carrino Public Relations, Panache: a Classic Party Rentals company, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Mike Sipe Entertainment, Miami New Times and Social Thinkking. 

Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, South Florida Hunger Coalition and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. 

Please join MIAbites in supporting this wonderful cause and help eliminate hunger in Florida and in the USA!  

To purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation South Florida, visit http://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/taste-nation-south-florida


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