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Rey Maualuga & The Pacific Kitchen Host Bengals' Taste of the NFL


Rey Maualuga & The Pacific Kitchen Host

Bengals' Taste of the NFL

Annual Freestore Foodbank benefit combines food, football and fun

CINCINNATI – Join the Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank in tackling hunger. Bengals Linebacker Rey Maualuga along with Chef Michael Ly of The Pacific Kitchen will host the 14th Annual Taste of the NFL presented by TriHealth on Wednesday, June 15. The annual Freestore Foodbank benefit will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the West Club Lounge at Paul Brown Stadium. Taste of the NFL gives Cincinnati Bengals fans the unique opportunity to mix and mingle with members of the entire Bengals football team – including players, coaches and alumni, enjoy dinner-by-the-bite from the best restaurants in town, and help their hometown team tackle hunger in our community. More than 40 restaurants will serve up dishes including The Pacific Kitchen, Holtman's Donuts, Jean Robert's Table, nada, SALAZAR, and Pontiac BBQ.

In addition to the excitement of mingling with Bengals players and enjoying some of Cincinnati's finest dining options, the evening will include:

  • A silent auction
  • A live auction of dinners with players
  • A raffle featuring gift certificates to some of Cincinnati's top restaurants

Tickets are on sale for $175 and can be purchased online at or by calling (513) 482-7539. All proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

"The cost of one admission will help the Freestore Foodbank provide 525 meals to hungry children and families in our Tri-State area," Kurt Reiber, President and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank. "This is a great opportunity for Bengals fans to mix and mingle with players and coaches, all while giving back to our community."

Since its inception in 2003, the popular Taste of the NFL fundraiser has raised the equivalent of more than three million meals for the Freestore Foodbank's efforts.

Cincinnati Bengals hosted 2015 Taste of The NFL event at Paul Brown Stadium benefiting the Freestore Foodbank 06/18/2015

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