The second annual Taste Fore The Tour raised $131,000 to support VEAP in our fight against hunger! Thanks to our expert ability of procuring and distributing healthy food efficiently, the Taste Fore The Tour raised enough funds to provide 400,000 meals for local families– a huge impact as we have experienced a 10-fold increase in demand due to COVID-19.
This year, the Taste Fore the Tour transitioned to a virtual fundraiser. The program featured a silent auction, KFAN radio-a-thon, restaurant program, and the production and sale of a celebrity-curated recipe book. The campaign wrapped up on the close of the 3M Open, July 26, 2020.
“Even without an in-person event option, we knew we had to continue Taste Fore The Tour’s mission of helping VEAP,” says Peter Kostroski, co-founder of Taste Fore The Tour. “Thanks to our great community of supporters including our sponsors, celebrities, and donors, we’re delighted to be able to write a nice check for VEAP and make a big difference for local families.”
Donations are welcome through August 31, 2020. To do so, please visit TasteForeTheTour.com.
Taste Fore the Tour and VEAP are greatly appreciative of the event’s presenting sponsor, Tradition Bank, alongside other sponsors: Pine Grove Financial Group, CBIZ MHM, Hays, Rokos Advisors, Ecolab, Olsen Thielen, SPS Commerce, Anderson Commercial Construction, E&J Gallo Winery, Merill: The Ward Group, Continental Diamond, Faegre Drinker, and Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
VEAP’s CEO, Joe McDonald, expressed his gratitude: “Taste Fore The Tour and its donors have truly stepped up to provide the financial backbone needed to support our neighbors in crisis. I am encouraged by their abundant generosity and these funds will be put to good work.”