When thousands gather on May 2nd at The Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center to enjoy the tenth annual Taste of East Cobb outdoor food festival, they will also have the opportunity to help make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community. Taste of East Cobb is once again teaming up with MUST Ministries to promote “CANS TO TASTE,” a special one-day food drive to help feed the hungry.
Festival goers who bring canned food items to Taste of East Cobb will receive one (1) free $1 Taste ticket for every five (5) cans of food donated. There will be special MUST Ministries’ food barrels located at the main entrances to the festival, where people can drop off their donated cans and receive their free Taste ticket(s).
MUST Ministries (www.mustministries.org) is a faith-based organization that since 1971 has been dedicated to offering services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. MUST provides basic necessities such as food, clothes and housing, free of charge, to individuals, families, and children in the Marietta, Smyrna and Canton/Cherokee county communities. In its fight against hunger, MUST gives out an average of one ton (2,500 cans) of food items every single day.
“MUST currently has a shortage of peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna, beef, chicken, ham, or salmon, canned beef stew or chili, canned baked beans or spaghetti sauce, and oatmeal or grits,” noted Craig Perry, one of the Taste of East Cobb 2015 event coordinators. “By joining together to support CANS TO TASTE, we will help re-stock MUST Ministries’ pantry at the same time we are enjoying wonderful food, live music and family fun at Taste of East Cobb. So on May 2nd please remember to bring your CANS TO TASTE!”
Now in its tenth year, Taste of East Cobb is a premier outdoor food festival and community event for tasters of all ages that has become a favorite annual tradition of area residents. The festival is held each year on the first Saturday in May and showcases the area’s finest restaurants. Taste of East Cobb is packed full of great food and plenty to see and do, with great kids’ activities and live music, and offers attendees as well as participating restaurants, vendors and sponsors the best value for the dollar of any of the “taste” events in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
For more information, or to pre-order discounted Taste tickets, please visit www.tasteofeastcobb.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TasteofEastCobb), and follow them on Twitter (@TasteofEastCobb).