Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski was recently honored with the Pedestal Award at this year’s Legends Invitational. The award recognizes former NFL players who are committed to giving back to their communities through philanthropic efforts. Kostroski, who was also the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year in 2010, is passionate about raising awareness (and money) for hunger relief in the United States. Now entering its 24th year, Taste of the NFL has distributed more than $22 million to help feed the 37 million Americans who have turned to their local food banks for assistance.
Born at Super Bowl XXVI, Taste of the NFL rallies the country’s top chefs, celebrities and athletes to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. On the eve of the Super Bowl, chefs and alumni players are paired up for The Party with a Purpose. In one night, the event raises more than $1 million for Feeding America food banks in 31 cities.
It’s a well-deserved honor, congratulations my friend. I couldn’t be more proud to be on the board of this wonderful organization. On January 31, I’m hosting the 24th Annual Party with a Purpose alongside spokesperson Alyssa Milano at Super Bowl XLIX in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s star-studded fundraising event will bring together exceptional food, prominent chefs, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. It’s going to be a party you don’t want to miss.
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