Fourth Annual Taste of the Rams – Football, Food and Fun to Benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

On November 18, 2019, the fourth annual Taste of the Rams, presented by Don Lee Farms, will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood Globe Garden. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, whose mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Guests will sample dishes from LA’s best chefs and have the chance to mingle with and get autographs from LA Rams players. To date, this annual event has raised nearly half of $1 million to date, which is the rough equivalent of 2 million meals for neighbors facing hunger and food insecurity.

Once again, Todd Gurley II is sharing his star power as the Honorary Chair of the event. “It is truly fulfilling for me, as well as for my teammates and the entire Rams organization, to give back to the community that we are part of,” said Gurley.

Tyler Higbee, Morgan Fox, Todd Gurley at Taste of the Rams

Donald Goodman, President of Don Lee Farms, said, “Don Lee Farms is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Taste of the Rams again this year. As a company based in Los Angeles, we care about our community and have supported the Food Bank for many years.”

“We are grateful for our relationship with the Los Angeles Rams and with all of the amazing chefs who donate their time and talents to make this event a success every year,” said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the Food Bank.

Among those expected to attend:

  • LA Chefs: GINO CAMPAGNA – Barilla, CHRIS FELDMEIER – Love & Salt, RAPHAEL FRANCOIS – Tesse, TED HOPSON – The Bellwether, JACKSON KALB – Jame Enoteca, FERN KAEWTATHIP and NOREE PLA – Luv 2 Eat, STEVE SAMSON – Superfine Pizza and Rossoblu, ADAM SOBEL – Osteria Cal Mare, YOYA TAKAHASHI – UMI and BENJAMIN UDAVE – Culinary Consultant.
  • Andrew Siciliano, the host of NFL RedZone on the NFL Network (Master of Ceremonies).
  • Todd Gurley II of the Los Angeles Rams (Event Chair).
  • Other Rams athletes, Cheerleaders and Rampage (Rams mascot)

Visit LAFoodBank.org/rams for tickets, sponsorship opportunities and event updates, and follow @LAFoodBank on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This event helps raise money and awareness for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, but they are in need all year long. One in five people living in Los Angeles County struggles with food insecurity and for children, that number is one in four. The food bank has a wide variety of programs to assist children, seniors, working families and individuals facing hunger in the Los Angeles community.

About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been fighting hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973 and has distributed the equivalent of more than 1 billion meals across our community. The Food Bank provides food to more than 300,000 clients on a monthly basis and distributed 67 million pounds of food in 2018 to children, seniors, working families, veterans, and other neighbors in need. To support the vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles, food and products are distributed through a network of more than 600 partner agencies directly to children through our Children’s Backpack and Summer Lunch programs, to approximately 29,000 seniors each month through our Senior Nutrition program, and to working families and college students through our Mobile Food Pantry. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org.

About the Rams

The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team – stand as one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and since its founding in 1937, have garnered three World Championships and sent 30 of its members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2017, the Los Angeles Rams clinched the NFC West title and hosted the NFL’s first Playoff game in Southern California in 30 years.  As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and serving the greater Los Angeles area 365 days a year. The team currently hosts games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with plans to move to a new world-class stadium at the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, currently under construction in Inglewood, California, for the 2020 NFL season. For more information visit www.therams.com and follow the Rams’ social media channels.

About Don Lee Farms

Established in California in 1982, Don Lee Farms is a family-owned food manufacturer and leading national supplier of organic and conventional food products. They are the leading national producer of organic veggie burgers. Don Lee Farms produces meat, vegetarian and plant-based foods for retail, club, foodservice and school foodservice markets. Consumer products and end items are sold at major retailers nationwide such as Costco Wholesale®, Whole Foods Markets® and Walmart® under the Don Lee Farms label, private brands and under brands of their partners. For more information, visit www.donleefarms.com and follow Don Lee Farms on Facebook and Twitter, @DonLeeFarms.

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