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CRAVE Cincinnati and Bengals Kick Hunger


Getting bites from Bengals never sounded so good!

The Cincinnati Bengals’ 13th Annual Taste of the NFL event raised around $130,000, equating to 390,000 meals for families in need. Cincinnati is celebrated as one of the NFL event’s most successful organizations, generating over 3 million meals for the hungry. CRAVE Cincinnati was proud to be a part of this extraordinary event and help serve the community who has shown CRAVE so much support.

Auctions, bites, and Bengals…oh my!

The event included past and present Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, and Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Guests mingled with the team, got photos and autographs, and showed their “Who Dey” spirit! Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham, the event’s M.C., auctioned off items including everything from  A.J. Green’s cleats to home game tickets. Dinner by-the-bite was served by over 40 Cincinnati restaurants including CRAVE, who came to impress with seared scallops, sweet roasted corn, and asparagus risotto. All Taste of the NFL proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank and its efforts to serve the community.

Supporting the Community

One of Ohio’s largest food banks, Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis. It is able to serve 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana by distributing 20 million meals annually through a network of about 260 community partner agencies.

CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events like Taste of the NFL, supporting our local community has been at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.