Elior North America to Serve as Welcoming Partner for Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®

Taste of the NFL - Party with a Purpose

Charlotte, N.C., November 14, 2017Elior North America, a leading culinary management company with significant business in the Twin Cities, will be the welcoming partner for the Taste of the NFL’s 27th Annual Party with a Purpose on February 3, 2018. The nonprofit’s signature food, football and charity event brings together exceptional cuisine, celebrities, NFL players and alumni, and more to fight hunger in the U.S. This is a cause that closely aligns with the company’s mission and commitment to making a difference in people’s lives each day.

“We are pleased to partner with Taste of the NFL to help further its mission of addressing the needs of the hungry by raising awareness and money through special events, team activities, and programs,” said President and CEO of Elior North America Brian Poplin. “Elior North America has the privilege of serving more than one million meals each day to people across the United States. We take our responsibility seriously to be good corporate citizens and ensure our company positively impacts the local communities where we live and work.”

As the welcoming partner and a food-focused organization, Elior will host a variety of culinary events throughout the weekend.

“As the welcoming partner for Taste of the NFL’s 27th Annual Party with a Purpose, we are grateful to Elior North America for its generous and critical support as the organization joins us in the fight to end hunger in the U.S.,” said Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski.

To date, Taste of the NFL’s programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $25 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 200 million new meals for Americans in need, who have turned to their local food banks for assistance.

Elior North America will also participate in Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, an annual fundraising competition that encourages fans from all 32 NFL markets to raise money for their favorite NFL team’s local food bank. Elior is engaging its more than 15,000 employees nationwide and customers in the campaign by encouraging them to give back in their communities by donating time, money and food. Learn more at http://elior-na.com/elior-cares/.


About Taste of the NFL

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, Taste of the NFL’s programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $25 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 200 million meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season long efforts culminate each year with the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®. Held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in St. Paul, this year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Learn more at www.TasteoftheNFL.com.

About Elior North America

Elior North America enhances peoples’ lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with over 15,000 team members, provides food services and catering to more than 1,300 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is currently ranked the #5 food service company in the United States and the fastest growing in 2017. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.


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