Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our corporate sponsors, our 85 participating restaurants, wineries and microbreweries we raised nearly $57,000 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 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 and contributions of everyone involved. Our fabulous team of Ticket Ambassadors once again rose to the occasion ensuring another successful year of ticket sales; local businesses donated so very generously to ensure that our Silent Auction Packages and Raffle Prizes were exciting and fun. The 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.
We have already begun our planning for Ithaca Taste of the Nation 2017. We will celebrate our 28th year of the event in our area, and we are welcoming new members on our committee to help make it better than ever! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
For now we just wanted to get the word about this year's great results and to let you all know how grateful we are for the extraordinary support and generosity of our community.