The 15th Annual Taste of the NFL raised $130,000 for the Freestore Foodbank. That is the equivalent of 390,000 meals for hungry children and families in the Greater Cincinnati community.
This year's Taste of the NFL was hosted by Bengals Tight End Tyler Eifert and Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel of JR Cincy Restaurants.
During the event, Bengals President Mike Brown and his wife Nancy, Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis, and Chef de Cavel were honored with the Hope Award for their ongoing support of the Freestore Foodbank's efforts.
The Taste of the NFL offers a unique opportunity to meet with members of the entire Bengals team – players, coaches and alumni – while enjoying dinner by the bite from the area's best restaurants.
The evening also includes a silent auction of sports-themed items and a live auction featuring dinners and other experiences with players and coaches. Proceeds from the auctions, in addition to ticket sales for the event, benefit the Freestore Foodbank.
Since its inception in 2003, the Taste of the NFL fundraiser has raised the equivalent of more than three million meals for the Freestore Foodbank's efforts.
Cincinnati Bengals host 2017 Taste of The NFL event at Paul Brown Stadium benefiting the Freestore Foodbank