Chefs and former players prepare for Taste of the NFL event

With the biggest names in sports in the valley right now on Saturday night they will take part in the "Taste of the NFL."

It's an event to benefit charities here in the valley.

It was a visit from a very special group to raise awareness for a great cause at Saint Mary's Food Bank.

"37 million people go hungry each year in this country, so it's something that truly, truly needs as much awareness and support as it can get," said 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev.

Miss America was joined with famed chefs from New England and Seattle, who will cook for the event Saturday night that has given millions to local charities.

"As a restaurateur, I will never go hungry, and it's always been one of my goals to help in hunger relief," said John Howie.

The community kitchen at Saint Mary's Food Bank does an amazing job to create meals for children in our community who need it most.

"There's a lot of people who need help, and you cannot do everything. You wish you could, but this is one that is right in our wheelhouse," said Joey Faugno.

Chefs like Joey from Cake Boss spoke with volunteers at the food bank. Former NFL players and chefs alike are looking forward to the big event.

"It's really cool; it's really an honor to be able to do it all. The chefs in Boston were busy this weekend, but we love to come out, and I'm going to test every single table. I mean you've been doing this for a while, I need to make sure I taste every single table," said Chef Steve Defilippo.

"That's something we have a heart for, we want to change, so we enjoy the fundraising process over the last several years with the Taste of the NFL. It's just a great group to be a part of," said Craig Terrell.
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