Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Returns on April 20

Prepare your taste buds for the return of the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry. Celebrating its 29th anniversary, the event will take place on Thursday, April 20th in a brand new venue, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, featuring more restaurants, more chefs and more surprises including an intimate VIP Dinner Experience. 100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

The city’s premier culinary benefit will bring together Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists for an evening of fine food, wine and fundraising. This year will introduce a host of new, elevated culinary experiences to celebrate the city’s hospitality industry and highlight its connoisseurs, including the opportunity to take part in an exclusive VIP Dinner Experience featuring a multi-course dinner (prepared table side) by one of Atlanta’s most influential chefs, accompanying a selection of wine pairings.

More than 1,400 guests expected to attend will have the opportunity to take part in the Grand Tasting, sampling signature fare and spirits from over 50 of the city’s premier restaurants while enjoying live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment. Leading the 2017 event is Honorary Chef Cat Cora, TV personality and restaurateur.

Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 650,000 kids in Georgia. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 500 million meals.

In 2016, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised more than $618,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign and its local beneficiaries. With the funds raised, the No Kid Hungry campaign can feed kids facing hunger more than 6.1 million healthy school breakfasts. Local beneficiaries include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Our House, Inc. and Open Hand Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsors OpenTable and The Glenlivet.

To purchase tickets for Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, visit AtlantaTaste.org.