Taste of Huntsville filling plates and futures for local women and children

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - It's that time of year again, time to fill your plates with the tastiest food the Rocket City has to offer. For more than four decades, the Taste of Huntsville has tempted your taste buds. But, the annual event is about more than just filling your tummy; it's filling the futures of our women and children.

"This is a great event for our entire community to come out, to learn more about what we do and how we help kids," said Kids to Love founder Lee Marshall. "But, they also get to benefit because they get to sample all the wonderful food."

Through two event partnerships, Kids to Love and the WEDC Foundation will benefit directly from this year's Taste of Huntsville.

"We are so honored to be selected as one of the recipients," said Beth Brooks, President of theĀ WEDC Foundation Board of Directors.

WEDC helps women strive for their educational and financial dreams.

"An opportunity for us to continue to increase our scholarship dollar amounts and to add more women to our current roster," Brooks said.

Meanwhile, Kids to Love shows compassion to those who need it most.

"All the monies raised, we will be able to put back into local kids in foster care to help fill Christmas wishes, fill backpacks and send them to school," Marshall said.

The Taste of Huntsville is Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. You can purchase the tickets at the VBC or the Convention & Visitors Bureau.