I haven’t blogged in a while; I wish I had more time for it these days. Unfortunately I don’t though, and I just have to accept that for now. But when I hear about something or someone SO GOOD — I want to shout it from the rooftops. Thus, right now I am writing about the Taste of the Nation event instead of writing my Life Science kindergarten lesson plan for grad school. Eh, what can ya do?
Taste of the Nation is an amazing (and delicious) event that raises critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015. Get ready for this: ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF TICKETS SALES GOES TO THIS CAUSE.
What an admirable way to spend your money.
As an Early Childhood Education graduate student and someone who works in a public kindergarten classroom, I see students who come to school hungry; they haven’t been fed at home. Thankfully, they are able to enjoy breakfast first thing when they get to school in the cafeteria. But, I must say — it is heartbreaking to think about what happens at home for some of these children; what they eat for each meal, if they are eating healthy, etc.
A quote from the No Kid Hungry website:
According to Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teachers Report, 62% of America’s teachers regularly see kids who come to school hungry because they aren’t getting enough to eat at home.
Let’s work together to put an end to this!
Details for the Taste of the Nation event:
Where: Cruiseport Boston at Black Falcon Pier (amazing views of the Harbor)
1 Black Falcon Avenue
When: Thursday, April 18th
Time: VIP admission, 6:00pm — 9:30pm
General admission, 7:00pm — 9:30pm
Cost: VIP, $150
General admission, $95
Discount Info: From 3/10 — 3/17 use LUCKYBOSTON for 17% off
From 3/21 — 3/29 use EATOUTBOSTON for 15% off
More than 55 of the city’s finest chefs and restaurants will participate alongside the event’s five Honorary Chef Chairs: Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley’s Bistro; Andy Husbands of Tremont 647; Jody Adams of Rialto and Trade; Tony Maws of Craigie on Main; Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang. Attendees will also be able to sample more than 100 varietal wines, fine craft beer from the Boston’s most talented brewers and a variety of cocktails prepared by some of Boston’s premier mixologists.
Organizations that will benefit from this event include The Greater Boston Food Bank, Project Bread, and Cooking Matters. Please check out the event on Twitter @ShareStrengthMA (#TONBoston) and Facebook at Share Our Strength Boston.