HOUSTON- The premier Super Bowl Week fundraiser, 'Taste of the NFL,' will host its 26th annual party at the University of Houston dedicated to hunger relief on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

The grand tasting event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The event is attended by thousands of guests, including football legends, nationally renowned chefs and celebrity supporters.

“In addition to creating new meals, this event is about creating hope and possibility for millions of Americans who are food insecure," said Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski. "We are grateful to have UH’s support as we continue to fight hunger in this great city and across the country.”

The 'Party with a Purpose' pairs extraordinary chefs from the 32 NFL cities together with current, Hall of Fame and alumni players from each of the NFL franchises as they serve over 45,000 tastings for 2,500 guests.

There will be live music from notable performers and the opportunity to bid on over 250 auction items.

Since its inception in 1992, Taste of the NFL has raised and donated over $25 million to food banks in the 32 NFL cities, which has created over 200 million new meals for Americans. 100% of the proceeds from Party with a Purpose® go directly back to food banks in NFL cities—including the Houston Food Bank.

The Texas Medical Center is also a partner for the event.

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