Archive for the 'Events' Category

April 25, 2017

You + John Legend = More kids fed.

Author: Maria Shanley

Taste! Central Florida is giving one lucky winner a chance to see John Legend next month with an unforgettable concert experience! Simply make a $50 donation for a chance to win our exclusive John Legend ticket package giveaway while helping fund childhood hunger relief programs in our community.

•    Two tickets to John Legend on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Coachman Park in Clearwater (preferred seating in the first 20 rows).
•    A one-night stay at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina with complimentary breakfast buffet for two and valet parking.
•    Complimentary use of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for three days and two nights.

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August 23, 2016

Top Ten Ways to Experience Taste

Author: Maria Shanley

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation is back again this year on August 27, 2016 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

In case you haven’t had a chance to get your tickets, use the code LASTCHANCE and get a BOGO 50% deal. The code expires August 26.

To prepare for this amazing evening of signature dishes from Central Florida’s best chefs, and fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 ways to experience this year’s Taste event. Read More …

July 15, 2016

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation

Author: Maureen Mikel

Orlando's Taste of the Nation 2016Are you getting antsy with anticipation for Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry? We don’t blame you! So many culinary delights and premium wine, cocktail and beer tastings await – not to mention all the goodies to bid on in the Silent Auction!

The great news is, there are so many events you can attend leading up to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry that will help satiate that event hunger, and better yet, benefit the cause! Read More …

July 15, 2016

Dining in the Dark: SOLD OUT (But…)

Author: Maureen Mikel

Dining in the Dark squareThis just in: The 3rd annual Dining in the Dark Orlando benefiting Lighthouse Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is SOLD OUT!

Thanks to everyone that acted fast to get tickets, and for those of you that weren’t able to snag any, please be sure to put your name on the Wait List so that we can notify you if spots become available! That can be found here: This list is on a first come first serve basis, and by entering your name you’ll also receive the early notification e-mail for next year’s Dining in the Dark Orlando so you won’t miss out!

We can’t wait to see everyone (especially our Guest Servers from the Orlando Police Department SWAT Team!) on Wednesday, July 27th from 6p – 9p as Dining in the Dark Orlando helps to bring light to the isolation that hunger and vision loss can cause. Read More …

June 15, 2016

Dining in the Dark Orlando Returns!

Author: Melissa Kear

Dining in the Dark squareFor the third year in a row, Second Harvest Food Bank is partnering with Lighthouse Central Florida to bring you Orlando’s most unique dining experience: Dining in the Dark Orlando. We’re excited to announce the Orlando Police Department SWAT Team will also be returning as our Guest Servers, helping guests safely get to their tables in the dark, and serve them their courses and drinks throughout the evening.

Award-winning Chef Jill Holland will be back to flex her creative muscles, allowing guests to enter a world of smell, taste, sound, & texture in total darkness. Some of the funniest parts of the evening are discussing with your table what you think you are eating, “Is it beef?” “No, definitely something else.” “I think it’s peach something!” “Are you sure, I thought I was getting mango?” And let’s not forget the fun of pouring yourself a glass of wine in total darkness. Read More …

April 28, 2016

Swamp Sistas La La Season is here and now everyone, everywhere can participate!

Author: Guest Blogger

The next Swamp Sistas La La is Saturday, May 21st at Loch Haven Park in Orlando, Florida and we hope to see you there. We’re also inviting all our friends, near and far, to join us for a virtual La La at, a fun and rewarding way to help feed hungry kids this summer. Come be a part of the ‘feel good’ frenzy!


Some songwriting Sistas helped me explain everything in this video.
Together, at, we can help 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida get food to kids who desperately need it this summer!

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