This year, with our Virtual event, we will be introducing a Passport event where we will have up to 12 different local food and drinks vendors showing off their skills for our Taste Passport participants.

March 5, 2021

6:30 - 7:30 pm | Live on YouTube

For the love of local food & drink.

The Virtual Taste Event

The Taste is an evening dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate local food, drink, and relationships while helping Montana Food Bank Network raise $70,000 for Montana’s families. Due to COVID-19, The Taste 2021 event will be virtual. Our virtual event will showcase food, friends, and fun. To help support locally owned businesses, we will be introducing a Passport event, which will take place from Feb. 22, 2021, until Mar. 5, 2021. This will allow our guests to go out and taste the different items our vendors have to offer. For the event’s entertainment, we will be putting on a cooking competition called The Taste Presents | Chefs Against Hunger, where 3 local Chefs will compete to elevate shelf-stable food. Our Silent Auction and Spoon Pull raffle are still going to be part of The Taste.

The Silent Auction is now OPEN. You are free to start bidding now! Go to the Browse Items tab and Click “All Items”!

 How to register on a laptop or tablet:

  1. Step 1: Go to bit.ly/thetaste2021
  2. Step 2: Click the Sign In button at the top right corner of the website.
  3. Step 3: Click one of the 3 ways to sign in: Sign in with Email, Sign In with Facebook, or sign in with Google.
  4. Step 4: Fill in your information & you will need to attach a credit card to your account for a quick and easy checkout.
  5. Step 5: Click the Browse Items button & You’re ready to bid!

How to register on your cell phone:

  1. Step 1: Text thetaste2021 to 243725
  2. Step 2: Fill in your information & you will need to attach a credit card to your account for a quick and easy checkout.
  3. Step 3: You’re ready to bid!

Purchase your VIP Donor ticket & Passport HERE

Swag Bag & Passport Pick up Information:

This Week!

  • Saturday, February 27th from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 3rd from 3:00 pm until 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 4th from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm

*Swag Bag & Passport pick up will be at Montana Food Bank Network. We are located at 5625 Expressway Missoula, MT 59808, across from Big Sky Brewing Co.

Want to win a Taste Door Prize? 

Here is how to be 1 of 5 winners of Taste Door Prizes
  • Be one of the first people to post to our event’s live chat.  We can wait to hear from you and we are excited to show you want we have been working out these past 4 months!  The Taste 2021 Virtual event will be here before we know it!  See you on March 5th @ 6:30!

In every Swag Bag you will find:

  • Reusable Grocery bag
  • Commemorative 16 oz. glass Taste cup
  • The Official Taste Passport
  • Information on the different Programs and Advocacy efforts that MFBN works on throughout the year.
  • Goodies, from local vendors and Taste event sponsors

AND much more!

**SWAG BAG are for pick up ONLY. No Shipping will be available.

Want to win a Taste Door Prize? 

Here is how to be 1 of 5 winners of Taste Door Prizes
  • Be one of the first people to post to our event’s live chat.  We can wait to hear from you and we are excited to show you want we have been working out these past 4 months!  The Taste 2021 Virtual event will be here before we know it!  See you on March 5th @ 6:30!

Get into a Passport Raffle:

Visit 4 of the Passport Vendors between February 22nd until March 5th and return your finished passport to MFBN.

  • We will choose 4 different Passport winners after the event on March 5th.
    • Winners will receive gift cards to local Missoula Restaurants and Breweries

 

 

Taste Passport Location 2021...

Big Sky Brewing Co. – Head over to the Big Sky Brewing taproom and enjoy all that it has to offer during the Taste Passport Event.  100% of the sales made from the taproom from Feb. 22nd until Mar. 4th will come back to MFBN.

Bravo Catering – Ever wanted that yummy food from that one catering company you ate at that last event you went to?  Well, look no further Bravo Catering is here and has a deal for you! You will receive a 10% discount on our Eat Like a Chef home-delivered meal program.  This offer will only be available from Feb 22nd until Mar. 4th!  Place your order TODAY!

Draught Works Missoula Brewery – Flight of your choice of Draught Works beer!  OR Your choice of a 32 ox Crowler fill!  Draught works will donate $2 to MFBN from the purchase of either featured item!

Kettle house Brewing Co. – Have you been craving some Cold Smoke from Kettle house Brewing Co.?  Well, you are in luck because we have a special deal for you.  Stop into either Kettle house location (South or Bonner), purchase a Cold Smoke beer pint, and $1 will be donated to MFBN.  This offer will be available from Feb. 22nd until Mar. 4th!

Lolo Creek Distillery – Lolo Creek Distillery has not one but TWO specialty cocktails for you and yours to enjoy!  The drive will be worth white, and the views of the Lolo Mountains will not disappoint!  The first Taste cocktail will be Huck White Cocoa – Lolo Creek Distillery Honey Huck Vodka.  The second Taste cocktail Hucked Mint Julep – Lolo Creek Distillery, HUCKED Whiskey.  Lolo Creek Distillery will also be donating 10% of their Tasting Room.

Lolo Peak Brewery – From Feb. 23rd until Feb. 27th, you can enjoy Lolo Peak’s Brewery’s Vindaloo special. Chicken Vindaloo – Chicken and Indian style curry with Lolo Peak beer incorporated, served over white rice. 20% of profits from the featured items will be donated to MFBN.

Second Set Bistro

Have you been to Second Set Bistro yet?  Well, if you haven’t, this is a perfect time to come!  From Feb. 22nd until March 3rd, come in and enjoy a special 3-course meal with a choice of salad, entree, and shared plus a glass of wine included with first 2 courses. Make sure you are one of these 40 people to have tried this yummy food!

Added in for a little extra fun, Second Set Bistro will have a special event on March 4th. 4-course dinner with 3 courses of wine. Course 1: Potato croquettes with saffron aioli. Course 2: Grilled little gem salad with Marcona almonds & olive tapenade. Course 3: Fideos in a tomato broth, with kale & braised chicken. Course 4; Desert a sweet cream biscuit with fruit compote, & granola crumble. Second Set Bistro will donate 20% of the proceeds back to MFBN.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream – Make sure to leave room for DESSERT! Well, let us be honest it’s always time for Ice Cream, especially sundaes!  Sweet Peaks has a special sundae for our Passport holders. The Best 4 words… Mini “Birthday Party!” Sundae, cupcake ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, extra sprinkles, and more fun to come! This super sweet sundae is available RIGHT NOW, be sure to get your Sundae before March 4th.

Event Sponsors
First Security Bank
Alberstons
Alter Enterprise
Boone Karlberg P.C.
First Interstate Bank
GiiG
Global Foods
Horizon Credit Union
KPAX
Les Schwab
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Pepsi
Republic Service
The Still Room
Good Food Store
Montana Club
Trail1033
The U 104.5
Blackfoot Communications
Charlies Produce
BlueCross BlueShield
LOCI Architecture + Design

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