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Generous Restaurateurs Donate their Time and Expertise to Fight Childhood Hunger

May 29, 2010

It’s estimated that as many as 17 million children, or approximately one in four, in America face hunger daily with many of their parents uncertain as to where food for the next meal will come from. This year, more than 3000 restaurateurs, chefs and mixologists throughout the country will participate in the annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation events in an effort to fight childhood hunger within the U.S.

Taste of the Nation
The Taste of the Nation events began in 1988 in an effort to bring awareness to the issue of childhood hunger and to eliminate hunger in our nation’s children. By donating 100% of the ticket price to the cause of fighting childhood hunger, Taste of the Nation has managed to raise more than $73 million over the past twenty-two years. These efforts have attracted quality sponsors and skilled restaurateurs to the cause.

American Express’ Partnership with Share Our Strength®
American Express has once again joined in partnership with Share Our Strength® in fighting childhood hunger. This marks the 19th year in which American Express has been a sponsor for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Over the past 18 years, American Express has contributed in excess of $30 million toward overcoming hunger in our nation’s children.

Award Winning Chefs and Restaurateurs
Award winning chefs like Michelle Bernstein, David Burke and others are donating their creative expertise in order to make this year’s Taste of the Nation even better. Restaurateurs and mixologists are also joining in the fun to create a memorable experience for all and to help raise awareness and capital toward the fight of childhood hunger throughout the U.S.

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation events are taking place at various locations throughout the country. To share your strengths and join the more than 3000 restaurateurs, mixologists and notable chefs in the cause of fighting childhood hunger visit http://taste.strength.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TOTN_getinvolved.