Let’s Give Every Child Healthy Food Every Day! Get to the Taste of the Nation 10/11

September 8, 2015 at 12:26 pm



One thing assumed here at the Local Beet, is that you have access to local food and farmers markets. But some families just don’t have access to or the money to buy food.  643,000 children in Illinois are food insecure according to Bob Dolgan of Illinois No Kid HungryThe Greater Chicago Food Depository provided 67 millions pounds of food in response to this need in Chicago last year. No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength Illinois funds programs like Cooking Matters and works with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in Chicago that addresses these deficits so that eventually every child can get healthy food every day! The programs range from school breakfasts, summer meals to after-school meals to address kids and hunger. The major fund-raising event to support their programs is the Taste of the Nation at Navy Pier which takes place Sunday, October 11.

Chicago’s Taste of the Nation returns in 2015 with a new format – bringing all of Chicago together to celebrate community, family, friends and the work to end childhood hunger in Chicago, Illinois and America like Chef Paul Virant and his family above.  Chicago’s most sophisticated and acclaimed culinary event will once again feature over 50 of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, 25 of the city’s top bars, bartenders and mixologists, craft beers, wines and spirits.  The event will also feature hands-on family culinary activities, chef demos, entertainment and a dream auction with many once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences.  VIP guests will be treated to a variety of delights, including early admission to the VIP Preview Hour presented by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, special sampling opportunities, and much more.

Help make “every child,  healthy food, every day” a reality and get to the Taste of the Nation with your family on October 11. Sorry, four-legged family members are not allowed this year but maybe next year!