2010 Taste of the NFL Event Benefits Summer Lunch Program

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 15, 2010 – 12:53 pm

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

Restaurant Award
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.

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19 Responses to “2010 Taste of the NFL Event Benefits Summer Lunch Program”

  1. By fire childress on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    we will need to win the next 10 out of 12 the remaining games for a wildcard, which will require us to win all close games. chilly already proved he couldn’t close games out over the past several years, so this could be a very long year

  2. By fire childress on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    close out the close games

  3. By KDB on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress – Dude, do you have a job or do you just like to banter about Chilly all day long? This blog is focusing on serving a great cause benefitting MN school kids who do not receive adequate nutrition during the summer months. It has NOTHING to do with Childress.

    I don’t give a rat’s @$$ if you’ve been a season ticket holder for 18 years or whatever, a TRUE Vikings fan would be supportive of their team rather than focusing on everything negative.

    We’ve played 4 games and you want Chilly’s head? Go pop a ritalin or something…

  4. By terry on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    Why are we not running more screens. If a team wants to blitz your 41 year old qb, burn them with a screen pass to a rb or a WR.

  5. By fire childress on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    chilly doesn’t know how to run a play action pass

  6. By choas on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    shut up mr. fire childress. please u r annoying. u werent complaining last october when we were six and 0 so just shut up.

  7. By choas on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    P.S. go vikes

  8. By fire childress on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    you shut up choas, i have money invested in this team, and until you do, shut your trap !

  9. By KDB on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    “Shut up,”
    “No, you shut up.”
    What are we, 5 years old here?
    fire childress – Stop complaining and support “your” team. Go invest your money elsewhere if you don’t like it. Chilly and the Vikes know what they’re doing. Just wait and see against the Cowgirls.

  10. By TWVIKE on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    KDB- What seaon are you watching? I do support my team, but not Brad Steckel. We will beat the Cowpies because of our talent, not our coaching. Lets put Chilly in charge of the Gatorade not the team. Frazier is the man and Im sure we will watch him go to another team next season.

  11. By fire childress on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    i agree, lets give Frazier the head coaching job at the end of the year. if were out of playoffs before end of year, fire Chilly and bring in Frazier

  12. By CA Norwegian on Oct 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think it is great that the O-line left some food for the needy kids. It is great that the Vikings have charity and a sense of community… and the worse the record is, the more any team is to appear as a community citizen. It is both smart PR and good humanity. Michael Vick was just the opposite with his behavior, so as much as he looked like the better QB pickup this year thus far until the injury, last year chilly was smelling fine and got a raise because we flourished. In this recent game, did Chily ignore Tahi the most open and nearest target on the 2 ptr? You can blame him for not kicking the FG in that one loss, but most of it is fate, fortune and execution. I am not sure if Rick Spielman deserves all the credit, but we have a very fine team to cheer for. Thanks Viking personnel people! The Titans started 0-6 last year, and just missed the playoffs. If we can get Rice back, rest Favre and win games with Jackson and Webb, I think we can be hot in the end, and win it all still. Brett needs to loose some ego, and be in prime condition for the playoffs, making this team win the superbowl is the greatest thing left, so rest. I think the team without Favre can win any game on the schedule. But we will need him for postseason.

  13. By St Paul on Oct 16, 2010 | Reply

    A good way to raise money for a good cause. Good strategy: filling people’s stomachs with good wine+food should make them generous to helping kids meet their nutritional needs.

  14. By Justin on Oct 16, 2010 | Reply

    Ignoring the arrogance potrayed by a certain individual in this blog, it’s nice to hear that the Vikings are doing their best to reach out to the community.

  15. By fire childress on Oct 16, 2010 | Reply

    if we do lose tomorrow, we should throw the rest of the games. 1-15 should give us the 1st pick in the draft, and we get rid of Chilly at the same time. kill 2 birds with 1 stone. granted we may lose Moss though, he wants a super bowl ring

  16. By TWVIKE on Oct 17, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress- We are not going to lose but do agree about FIRING BALL-LESS BRAD.

  17. By rocksalt on Oct 17, 2010 | Reply

    I am willing to see if Childress can get this mess turned around, if not, then he should go the way of Brewster……..
    Kudos to the Vikings organization for the community outreach…….

  18. By GW Smith on Oct 18, 2010 | Reply

    . You have one of the greatest QB in history and the offensive line is it the process of getting him killed. Peyton Manning stands there all day and not a hand is laid on him. Peterson hast to run into a wall every time he carries the ball where are the running lanes going to open for him? There are to many first downs allowed by the defense what has become of that run stopping ability. You looked like a sieve Sunday.
    Lets put the ball in Favre hand’s more on short yardage plays. Running three times into the line and gaining nothing should tell you something.

    GW Smith

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