The first annual Kids Food Festival was hosted atÂ CitiÂ Pond atÂ Bryant ParkÂ on Â Saturday, January 21, 2012. The entire event included cooking demos with celebrity chefs, scavenger hunts, live music, and plenty ofÂ healthy foodÂ sampling. This was FREE event for all parents and children to attend but for selected culinary demos tickets had to be purchased.
A percentage of the proceeds went toÂ Share Our Strength, a nationalÂ non-profit organizationÂ which focuses onÂ ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. TheÂ James Beard FoundationÂ also shared a role in raising money for childhood hunger.