United Way to host food tasting event in Statesboro

Tasting Statesboro is an annual food tasting event that benefits local charities. A few of the charities being donated to are GSU Senior Companion Program, Statesboro Youth and Family Reading Program and Safe Haven.

Elizabeth Gross

United Way is hosting a food tasting event featuring 35 local restaurants on Feb. 28.

The event is called Tasting Statesboro, and there will be over 35 local restaurants providing samples for the attendees, Carey Melton, executive director of United Way of Southeast Georgia, said.

“The best part, we raise over $20 thousand for local services that impact youth and social development, elderly services, health & rehabilitation and emergency services,” Melton said. “Last year we helped provide over 30,000 services right here in Bulloch County.”

Melton said that the donations help cover the care for the citizens of Bulloch County. The event flyer lists 19 local charities that will be impacted by this event, including GSU Senior Companion Program, Statesboro Youth and Family Reading Program and Safe Haven.

“It’s a great event to show your support and bring awareness to United Way of Southeast Georgia,” Melton said. “The attendees love to sample foods from restaurants they may have never visited. The vendors love partnering with us because it gives them an opportunity to get in front of prospective new customers.”

Melton said that Tasting Statesboro will have live music and a raffle with over 30 items. Melton also said usually between 450 and 500 people attend this event.

Tasting Statesboro will be held at the Natural Resource Center on Feb. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to charity, and tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.

Elizabeth Gross, The Georgia-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]