Taste of the NFL

Tackling Hunger
Bengals, bites and auctions…oh my! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Cincinnati Bengals 12th Annual Taste of the NFL presented by TriHealth on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Paul Brown Stadium. With your support we raised approximately $125,000, the equivalent of 375,000 meals.

Who Dey Nation
This year, we were honored to welcome Bengals Running Back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, aka “The Law Firm,” as one of our hosts for the event.  He was joined by several other Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, alums and Ben-Gals cheerleaders.

“The Freestore Foodbank helps a lot of people every year and they do it with so much love and compassion,” said BenJarvus Green-Ellis. “Giving back is important to me, because I want the community to understand that I have their back and I’m always pulling for them to succeed!”

Fans got up-close-and-personal with some of their favorite players at Taste, snapping photos and getting a few autographs!

The Best Bites In Town? You Bet!
Chef Stephen Williams, of Bouquet, served as Taste of the NFL co-host and was joined by some of the best restaurants in town! Our guests enjoyed dinner-by-the-bite from some of Tri-State’s favorite restaurants, including – Jean Robert’s Table, Holtman’s Donuts, Jag’s Steak and Seafood, Nuvo at Greenup, SALAZAR, Senate and so many more!

Going Once, Going Twice…
The evening also included a silent auction of sports-themed items, a live auction of dinners and other experiences with players and coaches, and a raffle featuring a “20 Nights Out” gift pack of twenty $100 gift certificates to some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants. Bengals Color Analyst Dave Lapham and Local 12 Sports Director Brad Johansen once again joined us as our emcees and auctioneers.

Making a Difference
All Taste of the NFL proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank and our efforts to serve the community.

Get In On The Fun And Tackle Hunger
Be sure to check back for information on the 2015 Taste of the NFL.

For Taste of the NFL sponsorship opportunities or more information please call 513-482-7534 or email tasteofthenfl@freestorefoodbank.org.

The Cincinnati-based Taste of the NFL is modeled after the National Taste of the NFL.