Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida proudly announce the return of their annual event, Taste! Central Florida! This highly anticipated event serves to fight childhood hunger and homelessness throughout the Central Florida community.
Taste! Central Florida 2023 is a premier food and beverage event and will be hosted at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 18, 2023 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.
Chefs and partners from more than 40 local restaurants will prepare small plates of their finest dishes, with a variety of beverage and cocktail samples from some of Orlando’s top beverage vendors.
In its 30+ year history, Taste! Central Florida has raised over $4 million dollars which has provided over 16 million meals to children facing hunger.
Currently, 1 in 5 children in Central Florida are experiencing food insecurity and may not know where their next meal will come from. Although the event is back after three years, the risk of hunger never left.
Vendor and Sponsor Packages are available online at the TasteCFL.org website. Individual tickets are on sale now.
All event proceeds from Taste! Central Florida 2023 remains in the community to help provide much needed food for children experiencing hunger in Central Florida.
The funds raised by Taste! Central Florida? help Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provide more than 244,000 nutritious meals each year to those in need.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida directs the funds raised from Taste! Central Florida to childhood hunger relief programs at their agency to assist the 1 in 5 kids who are facing hunger.
Taste! Central Florida? presents its sponsors the opportunity to engage affluent, well-educated, charity-minded individuals and entertain key clients and stakeholders in a fun and dynamic environment. Cash and in-kind sponsorships underwrite all event costs.
To learn more about how you can partner with Taste! Central Florida? and help close the gap on childhood hunger in our community, click here to view the list of sponsorship opportunities available or contact Michele Byington, Co-Chair.
“We’re so excited that Taste! Central Florida is coming back in 2023! There’s nothing quite like the energy of a room full of people who are coming together to fight one of the most critical issues in our community – childhood hunger. Over the years, funds raised at this event have made an incredible difference for the youngest shelter guests at the Coalition. On any given day, there are about 100 children staying in our Center for Women and Families. Your generous support of Taste! Central Florida ensures that these kids wake up to a nutritious breakfast and end the day eating dinner with their families, never worrying when their next meal will be.” – Allison Krall, President/CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
“Funds from Taste! Central Florida make it possible for Second Harvest to continue to provide 250,000 meals to those who face uncertainty every single day. Thanks to the kindness, generosity, and support of our community, we can continue to close the gap on childhood hunger in Central Florida which unfortunately remains too wide at this time. Thank you for caring, and for helping to make this possible.” – Derrick Chubbs, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Please consider purchasing one of the Donor/Sponsor Packages, joining the team as a Chef partner, or attending Taste! Central Florida 2023! For more information on how to get involved, please visit the TasteCFL.org website.