GRAPEVINE, Texas –The Cowboys celebrated 10 years of tackling childhood hunger with the North Texas Food Bank Sunday at the annual Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party presented by Nationwide Insurance.
The legendary event benefitting the North Texas Food Bank's children's programs brought together Cowboys players of past and present along with the area's hottest celebrity chefs at the Gaylord Texan Resort's Glass Cactus Nightclub in Grapevine. Hosted by former Cowboys greats Preston Pearson, Chad Hennings and Daryl Johnston as well as Abacus executive chef and proprietor Kent Rathbun, the event featured gourmet food stations from 18 restaurants, a silent and live auction and live music and dancing.
"We're excited to celebrate our tenth year of this fun event and tackling childhood hunger with our amazing hosts, a great lineup of talented chefs and our dedicated sponsors," said Jan Pruitt, the North Texas Food Bank's president and CEO. "We are quickly approaching our 'hungriest season' as children are at a higher risk of going hungry during the summer without their school lunch programs. This event helps to raise the funds needed to provide healthier, more nutritious options to children and families seeking food assistance."
Taste of the NFL events are held around the country each year in an effort to rally the nation's top chefs and members of the NFL community to raise money in support of their local food banks. Since the inception of the Cowboys' Taste of the NFL event in 2005, more than two million meals have been provided to hungry North Texas children through the North Texas Food Bank's more than 1,000 feeding and education programs.
Nearly one in four North Texas children is hungry today. To learn more about ways to help, visit ntfb.org