On Sunday June 14, the 21st Annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles will take place in Culver City’s Media Park, from 1 – 4 PM. Although this is a few weeks away, I encourage you to plan ahead and buy a ticket to this incredible event.
Share our Strength is a national organization that raises funds to in an effort to end childhood hunger in America. According to the L.A. County Children’s Planning Council, 25%, or 1 out of every 4, children in L.A. County 17 years and under are living in poverty. Furthermore, over 4,000 children 5 years old and under are homeless on any given night. If they are living in poverty or homeless, they are going hungry. More than 12 million children – 1 out of every 6 or 7 children face hunger in America. Taste of the Nation events promote awareness of Share Our Strength’s efforts across the nation. The funds raised through Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation support the most effective organizations that feed hungry children, as well as advocates that are pursuing long-term solutions to the challenge of hunger, both locally and nationally.
“An end to childhood hunger in the United States is within reach,” said Bill Shore, Founder and Executive Director of Share Our Strength. “With all the participants in Taste of the Nation Los Angeles sharing their strengths, we are creating more resources for the greater good of Los Angeles and our great nation.”
More than 40 of the city’s finest restaurants and mixologists will participate in the gastronomic event. Led by Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill and Ciudad, participating restaurants will include Craft, Nobu, Fraiche, Riva, Joe’s Restaurant and Bar Pintxo, Ford’s Filling Station, Grace and BLD, The London, Comme Ca, Beso, The Foundry, BLT Steak, Akasha, SLS Hotel and Bazaar, Loteria Grill, Bottlerock, 8oz, Table 8, Fig at the Fairmont, Sunset Restaurant, Gjelina, Palate Food + Wine, Westside Tavern and Bluebird Café & Bakery. Guests will enjoy the city’s best cuisine paired with a myriad of wines, as well as other offerings. In addition to fabulous food and drinks, the event will feature an exciting auction with once-in-a-lifetime items, live entertainment and an enriched VIP experience.
“As chefs, it is unbearable to imagine children right here in L.A. County unable to get the food and nourishment they need to learn, grow and thrive,” said Mary Sue Milliken. “Taste of the Nation brings together L.A.’s brightest culinary stars to ensure no kid goes hungry on our watch.”
Tickets for Taste of the Nation Los Angeles are $115 General Admission in advance, $125 for General Admission on the day and $175 for VIP and can be purchased by calling 1-877-26-Taste or visiting www.tasteofthenation.org.
For more information on Share Our Strength please click on their name to visit the website.