For the second year, Food Network Stars Jamie and Bobby Deen, join California's Beringer Vineyards for the Million Meals Charity Campaign, supporting hunger charities nationwide.
For every purchase of Beringer Founders' Estate wine during November and December, Beringer will donate $1.00. Their ambitious goal for the 2011 season is to provide two million meals to families in need.
I had a chance to talk with the Dean brothers, about their connection with Beringer Vineyards, and the Million Meals Campaign. Here is a bit of our discussion...
How did you select Beringer Million Meals Charity, and what drew you back for for a second year?
(Bobby) We are very fortunate to have success in our lives, and believe that we should give back to the community as part of our thanks for that success.
(Jamie)That's right. We love to celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, and this charity helps many families celebrate the holidays by bringing the comfort a good meal.
The brothers then went on to tell a story of how years ago, when they were working at their mother's catering/delivery business, they became involved with Second Harvest.
Jamie recalled a child coming into the food bank, and actually hearing the sounds of hunger; the child's stomach was grumbling. The experience has always stayed with him, making this particular opportunity that much more poignant.
Both of the brothers showed true Southern charm, as they shared their passion about their food, their families, and their support of the http://www.beringermillionmeals.com/enter.php
The Deen brothers have offered a special recipe, exclusively for the Foodista Recipe files. Feast your eyes on:
Easy Sweet Potato and Squash Soup with Gingerbread Croutons -
No only is this a delicious winter soup, the gingerbread croutons are sheer genius. Start your holiday dinner off with rich, luxurious starter.
If you would like to contribute to Million Meals this season, there are a few ways to do so.