Inaugural Taste of the NFL-Los Angeles Rams Event Launched to Fight Hunger

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– On October 5, 2016, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is partnering with the Los Angeles Rams to host the first Taste of the NFL – Los Angeles Rams event at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood SM.

Los Angeles Rams current and alumni football players, cheerleaders and event co-chairs Rams General Manager Les Snead and his wife Kara Henderson Snead of the NFL Network will team with well-known LA chefs to raise awareness and funds to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Host Committee includes Stephanie and Josh Goldstine, President of Worldwide Marketing for Universal Pictures, and others committed to fighting hunger in our community.

“We are excited to partner with the LA Rams to fight hunger in Los Angeles County at the first Taste of the NFL-Los Angeles Rams event,” said Michael Flood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “It’s a great opportunity to welcome the Rams back home and showcase LA’s unique culinary talents while raising funds that will support the fight to end hunger.”

The fundraiser will feature many of the region’s finest restaurants and chefs including Josiah Citrin (Melisse); Tony Esnault (Church & State, Spring); Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Mud Hen Tavern); Neal Fraser (Redbird); Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish); Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes); Dave Histed (Pavilions); Bruce Kalman (Union); Jessica Largey (Simone, opening late 2016); Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill); Steve Samson (Sotto); Travis Strickland (Baltaire); and Benjamin Udave (Sysco).

“The concept behind Taste of the NFL is to combine people’s passion around football and food to create a fun environment that allows attendees to engage in the fight against hunger,” said Molly Higgins, vice president of community affairs and engagement, Los Angeles Rams. “Under Les and Kara’s leadership, Taste of the NFL has become an effective way for the Rams to utilize our players to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors who are dealing with food insecurity.  We look forward to bringing this charitable tradition to Los Angeles.”

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood SM located in Universal City. Tickets are available for $150. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.lafoodbank.org. Follow @TasteoftheNFL, #TasteNFL #WeFeedLA and #LARams on Instagram and Twitter.

About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
For 43 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger.  It provides food to more than 300,000 clients monthly and in 2015 distributed 62 million pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, which it distributes through a network of 625 partner agencies throughout Los Angeles County. With the help of 27,000 volunteers annually, 97 percent of funds raised and in-kind donations go directly to programs. The Food Bank was recognized by the LA Business Journal as the Organization of the Year in 2013 for nonprofit organizations with an annual budget exceeding $10 million. In November 2016, the Food Bank anticipates distributing its one billionth meal since its inception in 1973. For more information or to get involved, visit www.lafoodbank.org and follow us @lafoodbank on social media.

About Taste of the NFL
Taste of the NFL is one of the Rams signature charitable events that the team will continue in Los Angeles following 13 years in St. Louis and nearly $1 million raised to fight hunger. The event, which is hosted by Rams general manager Les Snead and his wife Kara Henderson Snead of NFL Network, features offerings from top restaurants and provides attendees with an opportunity to meet the participating chefs as well as various Rams players and cheerleaders. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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