Chefs Service Day at Feeding South Florida 4/23/12

Chefs Service Day at Feeding South Florida
Monday, April 23
Volunteering: 10 a.m. to noon (Volunteers must wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes.) Food trucks: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feeding South Florida
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL
954-518-1818

No charge to participate in service day. However, anyone who purchases Taste of the Nation tickets that day will receive a 20% discount.

Local top chefs will take a short break from their kitchens to fill boxes with food for the hungry at Feeding South Florida to kick off this year’s Great American Bake Sale along with Taste of the Nation Miami and Fort Lauderdale, which all three benefit Share Our Strength. In support of this great effort, several Food Trucks will participate as well by selling lunch and donating partial proceeds back to the organization, while volunteers can also enjoy complimentary coffee provided by Nespresso. The public is invited to play a part in the service day, which will also include a DJ from Mike Sipe Entertainment.

South Florida’s premier culinary benefits return to Aventura Mall on Sunday, May 6 (Great American Bake Sale), Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, May 17 (Taste of the Nation Fort Lauderdale) and then to the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami resort on Thursday, July 19 (Taste of the Nation Miami.) All ticket sales will be contributed to Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in America.

During the community service day, chefs will tour Feeding South Florida’s Broward headquarters and will spend a couple hours assisting the distribution center’s staff and volunteers with sorting donated food items and checking for expiration dates, dents, damages and leaks.

Each year, Miami-Dade and Broward’s hottest executive chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion during Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and Taste of the Nation Miami with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. There are over 17 million kids in America with 637,000 of this total in Florida – that’s 1 in 4 children-who do not know when or where they’ll have their next meal. In South Florida, funds are distributed to a number of beneficiaries like Feeding South Florida, which is the state’s largest food bank. For more information and to purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation, call 1-877-26-TASTE or visit www.strengthflorida.org.

With the increase in demand for food, Feeding South Florida is always looking for volunteers. For more information on how you can help, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

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