Ithaca Taste of the Nation 2014
and what a celebration it was!
The new A & E Center venue at Ithaca College was a resounding success and everyone was unanimous in
their praise for this spacious new location.
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Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our Corporate Sponsors and our 68 participating Vendors we raised an all-time high of $62,000 to help end childhood hunger.
The monies raised will not only be used to help the important work of our local beneficiaries, The Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Ithaca Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension's Healthy Food for All, but will also find their way to areas of high need around New York State. Important programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will also receive funding through Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry grants program.
The members of the event organizing committee are so very appreciative
of the efforts & contributions of everyone involved. Our fabulous team of Ticket Ambassadors once again rose to the occasion ensuring another successful year of ticket sales including a record number of VIP tickets sold! Over 125 local businesses donated so very generously to ensure that our Silent Auction Packages and Raffle & Door Prizes were exciting and fun. The band (The Destination) was as always, amazing. And the 130 volunteers that pitched in to help in every conceivable way are truly the unsung heroes who are at the very heart of making sure everything ran smoothly.
For now we just wanted to get the word out about this year's great results and celebrate the extraordinary support & generosity of our community.
We have already begun our planning for next year:
Mark your calendars for
The Ithaca Taste of the Nation
June 16, 2015 at the Ithaca College
Athletics and Events Center
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