Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gulfstream Park Participating in Share Our Strength’s Stop-Hunger Project

Gulfstream Park will be one of the participating vendors in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation (Greater Fort Lauderdale-South Palm Beach) event, to be held at the Broward County Convention Center Thursday, June 25.

The region’s finest chefs, including Gulfstream Park’s Kas Willis (left), will be participating in the benefit event. Proceeds, in their entirety, bring food to South Florida’s more-than 350,000 hungry children, to where they live, learn and play.

Share Our Strength invests its funds in the community’s most effective anti-hunger organizations, ensuring the greatest impact in the fight to end childhood hunger in America.

Among the local beneficiaries are the Daily Bread Food Bank, which provides bread and other grocery products to help not-for-profit organizations feed the needy; the Million Meals Committee, which is tasked with making sure that Broward County’s food pantries are filled and maintained; and the Florence Fuller Child Development Center, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that provides affordable childcare, quality preschool, enriched after-school programs and summer camps for low-income families.

The Broward County Convention Center is located on 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is limited to those 21 years of age and older. General admission tickets sell for $100 each; tickets to the VIP reception and tasting cost $150 and seating in private areas cost $250 per ticket. Parking ($6 for up to five hours) is not included in admission costs.

NBC 6 weekday-weatherman meteorologist Ryan Phillips will be the Master of Ceremonies.

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