For Immediate Release
Florida Cheese Festival to Benefit Food Brings Hope
DeLand, FL – The inaugural Florida Cheese Festival, scheduled for Saturday, April 16 in DeLand, has announced proceeds will go to Food Brings Hope. The local charity organization touches the lives of 850 school-aged children in Volusia County.
Founded by local businesswoman Forough Hosseini, Food Brings Hope addresses the issues and challenges faced by homeless and underprivileged school children; the most vulnerable and innocent in all of society. All donations to Food Brings Home directly benefit students in Volusia County.
The Florida Cheese Festival presented by Stella Artois runs from 11:00am-6:00pm and is FREE to the public with tickets available for unlimited samples of the cheeses. Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 at floridacheesefestival.com, while same-day tickets are $15. Held in the city’s historic downtown district on the corner of Woodland and East Indiana Avenue, the event also features beer, wine, live music and a special film presentation.
“Food Brings Hope has enriched the lives of so many of Volusia County’s underprivileged young people. We applaud and honor them, and want to show our support,” said Renee Tallevast, Executive Director of the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority, who is organizing and producing the event.
Food Brings Hope, www.foodbringshope.com, combats hunger, fosters academic excellence, and promotes participation in athletics, art and culture. Their vision is to “Create a community where underprivileged schoolchildren discover their full potential”; and their mission is to “Nurture the body, mind, and spirit”.
“It’s heartening to know that there are people who see and understand the needs of these children as we do, and are willing to help in any way possible,” said Hosseini.
The West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority’s mission is to develop and support marketing and advertising programs that bring increased tourism to West Volusia County, and to demonstrate the desirability of West Volusia as a tourism destination. The Authority works with area hoteliers, tour providers, attractions and event promoters, to represent the area to vacationers, tour operators, travel and meeting planners, and the media.