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Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm

OUR SPONSORS

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Friends of The Salvation Army Kroc Center,

You asked, and we listened! For the first two years, The Salvation Army presented Taste of Biloxi, which turned into a tremendous success. Restaurants all over South Mississippi requested to participate in the event to show their support for The Salvation Army. This meant we were going beyond our "Taste of Biloxi" name, but we had an easy solution - include restaurants and sponsors from all six counties we serve and call the event, "Taste of South Mississippi!"

In 2020, we had no choice but to cancel the event due to COVID- 19. In 2021 and 2022 we held virtual events; these years were impacted by a loss of donations and the number of children/ families we can serve in the community.  In 2023, we are all excited to be back, LIVE & IN PERSON! We expect this year’s event to be record-breaking and pray that we can get our funding back to pre-COVID levels.

This evening gives our 300+ guests a chance to explore The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center while also dining from the best restaurants South Mississippi has to offer, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on silent auction items.

All Taste of South Mississippi proceeds remain in the community to benefit Kroc Center youth programs and scholarship fund. This includes providing children opportunities to participate in sports, art, music, camp, swimming, and more! PLUS, the Kroc Center has an open-door policy that nobody will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Therefore, your donation will benefit children and families who otherwise could not join.

We THANK YOU for Doing The Most Good and we are thrilled to welcome everyone!

Dem Dam Burgers

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Half Shell Oyster House

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Juan Tequila's

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McElroy's Harbor House

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Magnolia House by Kelly English

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Osok's Coastal Brasserrie

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Keg & Barrel

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Smoke-N-Hoagies

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Phoenicia Gourmet

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Burger Burger

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Desporte Seafood

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We Invite your Restaurant to Participate!

Taste of South Mississippi boasts many excellent restaurants on the coast and provides them with a unique opportunity to showcase culinary cuisines in a exciting environment and are entered to win "The People's Choice Award" for the best dish and bragging rights for the year! Participation is FREE and all food donations are tax deductible.

We only ask that you provided samples of your best dish for at least 300 guests; all paper products to serve your samples; display items for your table; and any marketing materials you would like to distribute.

Main Restaurant Room Area 

 Restaurants Receive:

  • Event promotion prior to the event including social media, press release, cross promotions, Television Commercial (if submission is prior to commercial production).
  • Inclusion on Kroc Center in-house monitors and banners.
  • Listed in our official event program.
  • Exposure to over 300 event guests, plus the thousands of people who walk through the Kroc Center's doors monthly and visit the website daily.
  • Plenty of space for your restaurant display, which includes set up of two 8-foot tables, ice, electricity and special accommodations.

Silent Auction Floor

Donate an Auction Item:

Our silent auction includes some of the most unique artwork, exciting getaways, beautiful jewelry, fun entertainment, and so much more for all ages and walks of life!

By donating an item to The Salvation Army's Taste of South Mississippi Silent Auction, not only are you supporting a great cause, but you also gain exposure by being part of our program that goes home with every attendee. 

All donations are tax deductible and we accept items such as gift certificates, jewelry, art, sports memorabilia, vacations, etc. We will be happy to pick items up or feel free to drop them off at the Kroc Center (Alcohol donations are NOT accepted).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors are instrumental in helping the Kroc Center continue to lead the way in the local Gulf Coast community. Whether you’re a small business owner or large organization, your sponsorship can help us achieve our goal: to provide opportunities for all to discover and develop their full potential. Remember, early commitment is the key to getting the most our of your sponsorship package.

Click to complete the form or read below to see the full list of sponsorship packages. Together, we can help increase life opportunities for the community we love the most.

Become a Sponsor

 

Presenting Sponsor

$5,000+

  • Premium business logo placement on all marketing materials
  • Premier banner placement at event (banner provided by sponsor)
  • Listed as major sponsor in all press releases
  • Ads on digital monitors during event
  • Ability to showcase items at event
  • Ten (10) tickets to the event 
  • Special recognition on our Facebook page and website
  • Ten (10) guest day passes
  • Full page ad in program

Platinum Sponsor

$1,000

  • Business logo on marketing materials
  • Listed as major sponsor in press releases 
  • Six (6) guest day passes
  • Six (6) tickets to the event
  • Special recognition on Facebook page and website
  • Half page ad inside program

Gold Sponsor

$500

  • Business logo on marketing materials
  • Four (4) tickets to the event
  • Four (4) guest day passes
  • 1/4 page ad inside program
  • Listed as sponsor in press releases and marketing materials

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