The Vikings hosted their annual Taste of the NFL event at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America on Monday, October 4. Fans had a chance to meet their favorite current and former Vikings and taste the finest food and wine the Twin Cities has to offer, all while supporting a great cause.
Nearly 300,000 Minnesota school children participate in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program during the school year. Only 20 percent of those children participate in the Summer Food Service Program, meaning over 230,000 kids are not receiving the nutrition they need during the summer months. Proceeds from Taste of the NFL benefit the Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program and Second Harvest Heartland to provide meals for those children in need.
Over 660,000 meals were provided in the summer of 2010 thanks, in part, to proceeds raised from last year’s Taste of the NFL event. Serving one million meals is the goal for the summer of 2011. For more information on the Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program or to donate, please visit vikings.com/tasteofthenfl
A panel of celebrity judges voted Dancing Ganesha as having the best food item at Taste of the NFL for the second year in a row. Dancing Ganesha is located at 1100 Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis and features traditional Indian dishes, as well as new signature culinary masterpieces. http://www.dancinganesharestaurant.com.
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