This year, Taste of the Browns—the annual event aimed to raise funds for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank– will continue the tradition, virtually. After it was canceled in September due to COVID-19, organizers decided to host a telethon in partnership with News 5 and the Cleveland Browns.
The telethon, which kicks off Dec. 4 during News 5’s 4 p.m. newscast leading up to a special show featuring a variety of special guests including current Browns players Jarvis Landry, former Browns player Joe Thomas and local Chef Rocco Whalen at 7-7:30 p.m.
The online auction will feature Browns memorabilia including a Myles Garrett autographed jersey, Jarvis Landry autographed helmet and Baker Mayfield autographed football, among other items.
The telethon will raise money for the food bank which is serving more people than ever before in its 40-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Greater Cleveland Food Bank has been tackling hunger in Northeast Ohio thanks to the generosity of our community and their support of events like Taste of the Browns. This year is unique and the need has only increased with the pandemic. While we cannot gather to celebrate our city’s love for the Cleveland Browns, we can still make a difference by tuning in to the telethon and making a donation,” said Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, in a news statement. “The money raised will help provide thousands of meals to northeast Ohioans in need.”
Click here to view the live auction.
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