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Super Bowl Legacy Fund Donates $75,000 at Youth Iron Chef Event
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:10 AM

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Aspiring chefs took part in a night of food and fun at Aria Event Center on Tuesday to benefit hundreds of youth.
 
The Youth Iron Chef event was part of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund’s yearlong initiative to give back to various Minnesota communities before the state hosts Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
 
Tuesday night’s event was the 36th week of giving back, and the donation was a big one.
 
The Legacy Fund donated a $75,000 grant to Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools, and the money was used to buy a second food truck for the program.
 
MPS Culinary and Wellness Services Director Bertrand Weber said the grant will allow almost 1,000 children to be served lunch in the summer, almost double the capacity of the current summer food program. 
 
“The average person is not aware of how many kids during the summer are in dire need of meals,” Weber said. “Without a summer meal program, they would go days without real food … or their options would be bags of potato chips.
 
“It’s a much higher need than people realize,” Weber added.