Chef John Howie and former Seahawk and musician Craig Terrill announce their plans as the returning Seahawks representatives for this season’s Kick Hunger Challenge.
The challenge is an annual fundraising campaign that pits fans from all 32 NFL markets against each other for a friendly competition to raise money for food banks nationwide. The pair won the national competition last year by raising over $83,000 for Food Lifeline, Western Washington’s nonprofit food distribution center where $1 provides four nutritious meals to someone in need. All proceeds from Howie and Terrill’s Kick Hunger Challenge campaign will be distributed through Food Lifeline again this year.
“We have an opportunity to make a huge difference for the hungry,” Howie said. “This year we hope to raise enough money to provide for over 300,000 meals for hungry people in Western Washington.”
To raise money this year, Howie will raffle off an autographed Russell Wilson jersey, professionally framed by Lake City Framing. Other fundraising efforts include a chili cook-off and auction at Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, the sale of Kick Hunger Challenge t-shirts designed by Ames Bros, and the donation of one dollar from each specialty cocktail sold at John Howie Restaurants from November to January. To conclude the Kick Hunger Challenge campaign, Howie will host a Southwestern Night auction and dinner at SPORT Restaurant & Bar on Jan. 7, 2015.
The campaign culminates at the 24th Annual Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose® held on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Fans can donate through the Seahawks fundraising page or the Food Lifeline donation page. All donations are distributed through Food Lifeline.