Calling all Foodies! 4th Annual Family Foodie Fare

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Jacksonville Moms Blog is thrilled to bring you our 4th Annual Family Foodie Fare on Sunday, February 24th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Engine 15 Brewing Taproom and Biergarten Downtown in partnership with Jacksonville Magazine. We will have some of the top restaurants in Jacksonville competing Top Chef-style for the best adult and kid food pairing. Come enjoy a family day out, sample some of the best food Jax has to offer, listen to local singing sensation Katie O, snap some silly family pics in the Tin Can Photo Lounge, and enjoy fun family activities and more!

Tickets are now on sale HERE

Your ticket includes all of the food from the restaurants participating (the samples will fill you up!) and all activities. Beer will be available for purchase from Engine 15 Tap Room. A water station will be provided by Alpha Pure Spring Water and non-alcoholic beverages may be available for purchase from vendors. Children under age 2 are free.

We’re excited to have an amazing lineup of local restaurants this year– including last year’s winner and returning restaurants The Bearded Pig BBQ, The Bread and Board and new restaurants MLG Jax, comfort. A Southern Bistro , Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen and Bar at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and more! Cure that sweet tooth with sweet samples from last year’s dessert winner Good Dough along with a cool treat from a new additions, Mayday Ice Cream and Doughsserts, and healthy smoothie sips from Robek’s Fresh Juices & Smoothies Neptune Beach!

 

And it’s not all about the food – we will have lots of fun activities for families, especially your little foodies!

Tin Can Photo Lounge: Make memories with your family in the Tin Can Photo Lounge Photo Booth Camper! With props and photos to take home or share on social media, just smile and say, CHEESE!

Girly-Girl Parteas: Meet signature inspired characters from Girly-Girl Parteas including Spiderman, Little Mermaid and Frozen’s Anna and Elsa!

Creative Grain Studio: enjoy a signature kid’s make and take painting activity!

JAX Play Day: enjoy fun with JAX Play Day including jumbo yard games!

Jacksonville Jaguars street team, prize wheel, and giveaways!

HelloFresh: Joining with a kid’s coloring activity and sharing more about providing healthy, delicious meals for our families!

Swag and Giveaway Sponsors: Goddess Garden Organics SunscreenPura Bean Coffee, Body Surf Organic Infused Water, South Kitchen & Spirits, Crayola Experience and more!

2019 Event Photography provided by Abra Zowacki Photography. 2018 Photo credit: Wild Olive Photography.

Charity Spotlight!

We are so excited to partner up with Feeding Northeast Florida for this event. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children, families, seniors, active military, and veterans that struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms they rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. An estimated 270,900 individuals in Northeast Florida struggle to put food on the table. 76,220 of those individuals are children. In 2018, Feeding Northeast Florida distributed 14 million meals of fresh produce and high-quality food to community partners like City Rescue Mission, Trinity Rescue Mission, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM), Salvation Army and The Sulzbacher Center for use in their feeding and food distribution programs. These partners each have unique feeding programs that assist local residents in need. Through their partnership with Feeding Northeast Florida, these community partners are able to reallocate their food budgets to other programs, like job training and placement, mental health counseling, and low-cost childcare.

Snackpack Program

Kids need proper nutrition every day in order to grow, develop and learn properly. Going even a day or two without food can have a huge impact on a child. Our Snackpack program provides a sack of kid-friendly, nutritionally balanced food to children every Friday during the school year. The food tides them over on Saturdays and Sundays, allowing them to return to school on Monday ready to learn. We provide Snackpacks to over 30 schools in four counties every week. Teachers and other school staff distribute the bags to kids in need every Friday. It’s really that simple. Benefits of the Snackpack program are felt most strongly on Monday mornings when Snackpack recipients are better equipped to learn and behavioral incidents are greatly reduced. Proper childhood nutrition helps kids succeed in school and contribute more later in life. The Snackpacks can have a positive impact throughout a child’s life.

For this event, we would love Jacksonville families to bring some of these items needed to create SnackPacks for children in our area. For every item you bring, JMB will give you one extra raffle tickets for our amazing giveaways!

List of items needed for Snackpacks:

Individually packaged items with ingredient labels are strongly preferred.

Goldfish
Applesauce Pouches (no sugar added)
Fruit cups (no sugar added)
Raisins
Veggie Straws
Peanut Butter (or other nut butter) packets

DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather for these outdoor events. Engine 15 Brewing events are rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, please make sure you RSVP to the Facebook event page so you receive updates and check our Facebook page in case the event ends early. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Jacksonville Moms Blog and sponsors.


Buy your tickets now and stay tuned on our Facebook event page for updates and details!

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Lindy Mullen
Lindy is a Nashville, Tennessee native, soaking in the beach life with her husband and two adorable kids. A full-time marketing manager for over 10 years, Lindy has spent time working with shopping centers, local and national retail businesses, and planning community events. Upon relocating to her husband's hometown of Atlantic Beach in 2013, Lindy enjoys a more flexible schedule as a work-from-home mom and retail marketing consultant, and helps Jax businesses get in front of local moms as the Director of Sales for Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jacksonville Moms Blog). In her free time, she enjoys exercising with friends, trips to the beach or park with her kids, eating sweets and the occasional kid-free shopping trip!

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