"The atmosphere is identical to that of scores of city food events. The difference is that all the money raised goes to feed the poor and this event will be repeated across the US. “When the charities are genuine and the money does not all go on expenses, we get involved,” says Neiporent, whose chefs contribute to about 50 such events a year. “This is in part about world hunger, so it’s a no-brainer for us. Bill Shore has been very clear about getting the funds to the right people; he makes sure the wealth gets to the food charities in the cities where these events take place.”
Shore is founder of Share Our Strength, which puts on the 60 or so Taste of the Nation events each year. "