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March 2009

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry.

Each spring, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at more than 40 Taste of the Nation events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. Each Taste of the Nation event takes on the flavor of the local community. Cities showcase their culinary elite at both tasting events and seated dinners.

Since 1988, Taste of the Nationhas raised more than $70 million.

About Childhood Hunger
In the world’s wealthiest nation, no child should grow up hungry. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million children in America worry about when their next meal will come.That’s one in six who are at risk of hunger and who have limited or uncertain access to the nutritious foods they need to thrive.

Just the Facts

  • 10 million eligible kids don’t get free or reduced price school breakfast
  • 13.1 million children in America live in poverty
  • 14.2 million American children get food stamp benefits
  • 16.3 million kids qualify for summer meals but don’t get them

About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. They weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play.

Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network, Brown-Forman and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Thanks to our sponsors, 100 percent of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

Taste of the Nation Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
http://www.strength.org/washington/

Taste of the Nation Boston, MA
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
http://www.strength.org/boston/

Taste of the Nation Greenville, NC
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Carolina First Center
http://www.strength.org/greenville/

Taste of the Nation Winnipeg, MB
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Crowne Plaza Hotel
http://www.strength.org/winnipeg/

Taste of the Nation Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Wachovia Atrium, Uptown
http://strength.org/charlotte/

Taste of the Nation Princeton, NJ
Monday, April 20, 2009
Westin Princeton
http://www.strength.org/princeton/

Taste of the Nation New Haven, CT
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
http://www.strength.org/newhaven/

Taste of the Nation San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 23, 2009
ACME Chophouse
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1071&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Wilmington, DE
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Harry's Savoy Ballroom
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1080&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Toledo, OH
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Fat Fish Blue, Home of the Funny Bone
http://www.toledotaste.org/

Taste of the Nation Portland, OR
Monday, April 27, 2009
LUXE Autohaus
http://www.strength.org/portland/

Taste of the Nation Worcester, MA
Monday, April 27, 2009
Crowne Plaza Hotel
http://www.strength.org/worcester/

Taste of the Nation Orange County, CA
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Island Hotel in Fashion Island
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1380&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Market Street DC Ranch
http://tastearizona.org/

Taste of the Nation Houston, TX
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 5-8 PM
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
http://www.houstontaste.org/

Taste of the Nation San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 3, 2009
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1070&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Georgia Aquarium
http://www.atlantataste.org/

Taste of the Nation Manchester, NH
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
http://www.strength.org/manchester/

Taste of the Nation Hartford, CT
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Marquee Events & Catering at 960 Main
http://www.strength.org/hartford/

Taste of the Nation Dallas, TX
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Fashion Industry Gallery
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1031&pg=main

Taste of the Nation NYC, NY
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Roseland Ballroom
http://www.newyorktaste.org/

Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Montecito Country Club
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1401&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1044&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Pioneer Valley, MA
Monday, June 8, 2009
The Marriott Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management
http://www.strength.org/pioneervalley/

Taste of the Nation Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, June 9, 2009   
The Emerson Suites at Ithaca College
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1043&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 14, 2009   
Media Park (Park is between Venice and Culver Blvd)
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1045&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Portland, ME
Thursday, June 18, 2009            
Southern Maine Community College Campus
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1292&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 24, 2009        
Strawbery Banke Museum
http://www.strength.org/portsmouth/

Taste of the Nation Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Broward County Convention Center
http://www.strengthsouthflorida.org/

Taste of the Nation Denver, CO
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Mile High Station
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1032&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Miami, FL
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne
http://www.strengthsouthflorida.org/

Taste of the Nation Chicago, IL
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Ravenswood Billboard Factory
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1030&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Napa Valley, CA
Monday, August 17, 2009
Silverado Resort
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1379&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Birmingham, AL
Monday, August 24, 2009
McWane Science Center
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1023&pg=main

Taste of the Nation Orlando, FL
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Orange County Convention
http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1058&pg=main

 
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