Every Spring, one of our very favorite events takes place – Taste of the Cowboys. It’s a fun filled event that benefits North Texas Food Bank while incorporating the best NFL team ever – The Dallas Cowboys. At Taste of Cowboys, over 30 restaurants offer bites to eat. Everything from shrimp and grits to Ancho Braised Oxtail is served, not to mention there is an open bar for all to enjoy.
We skipped last year’s event because I had just delivered Baby Bryce and it was such a bummer. Bryce’s nursery is Dallas Cowboys themed and we were hoping to add a few items to his room from the incredible auction that is held every year. Upon arriving this year, we skipped eating any food until we checked out every item that was up for auction. We came across all sorts of great finds from a Bobby Boucher (yep, from The Waterboy) signed jersey to Blank Panther autographed movie sign to amazing dinners offered in Dallas for up to 20 people. Although all of those looked incredible, there was one item my husband couldn’t take his eyes off of – an autographed rookie of the year helmet from Dak Prescott.
We decided to bid on it. The autographed helmet has been on my husband’s wish list for quite some time and if we won, all proceeds would be going to North Texas Food Bank. After bidding, we walked around and grabbed some delicious food and had a few drinks.
As it got later and later, we kept watching our bid on the Dak Prescott helmet. We were in a limbo if we were going to make another bid if someone out bid us but figured we wouldn’t make a decision unless it happened. We had high hopes!
As 9pm rolled around, I looked at my phone and saw two magical words “You’ve Won!” After a few happy dances and high fives with surrounding people, we were able to cash out and claim our prize.
While my husband couldn’t wait to get his hands on the Dak Prescott helmet, I was stoked that our donation would be doing to help food deprived children in the Dallas Metroplex. One dollar provides meals for 3 people in the community with North Texas Food Bank. We were able to provide over 2400 meals by winning the auction.
The amount of food insecure people in our own neighborhoods is completely shocking. More than 800,000 people across NTFB’s 13-county service area are food insecure, that’s 1 in 6 people! North Texas Food Bank does an amazing job at helping provide food to those in need and with events like Taste of the Cowboys, they are able to do so much good in our community.