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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024
5:30pm - 8pm

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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 came back, LIVE & IN PERSON! We had a record-breaking event, raising nearly $30,000 in donations and in-kind gifts!

This evening gives our 500+ guests a chance to explore The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center while also sampling foods from the best restaurants South Mississippi has to offer, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on silent auction items.

This year, with the inflation impacting our community and those we serve, our fundraising goal is $45,000. All Taste of South Mississippi proceeds remain in the community to benefit Kroc Center 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!

PARTICIAPTING RESTAURANTS

McElroy's Harbor House

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Keg & Barrel

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Quave Brothers Po'Boys & Meat Market

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Mary Mahoney's

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Patio 44

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Mangiamo Italian Restaurant

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Chicken Salad Chick

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Rosetti's Old Biloxi Cafe

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The Diner

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Sweet Sourdeaux

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The Veranda | The Homestead Assisted Living Community

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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

2024 Auction Items :

The bidding fun kicks off at 5:30 pm on March 14. Dive into the link every day for a daily dose of new and exciting items and experiences. But hold your horses, you gotta create an account on the bidding site and throw in a credit/debit card. Do this before the event so you can spend less time typing and more time savoring the food and enjoying the auction excitement!

Preview Items


Donating Auction Items: 

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 a large organization, your sponsorship can help us achieve our goal: to provide opportunities for all to discover and develop their full potential. Early commitment is the key to getting the most out of your sponsorship package.

Click the above 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.

 

Presenting Sponsor

$10,000+

  • Premium business logo placement on all marketing materials (to be included on commercial spot sponsorship money must be processed by January 22nd)     
  • Premier banner placement at the event (banner provided by sponsor)
  • Listed as a major sponsor in press releases
  • Ability to showcase items at the event (Must supply your own table)   
  • Full-page ad inside the program
  • Static advertisement on monitors throughout the event
  • Special recognition on our social media channels
  • Link to your website from our event landing page
  • Ten (10) tickets to the event    
  • Ten (10) day passes to The Salvation Army Kroc Center

Diamond Sponsor

$5,000

  • Business Logo placement on marketing materials
  • Listed as sponsor in press releases
  • Ability to showcase items at the event (Must supply own table)   
  • 1/2 page ad inside the program
  • Static Advertisement on monitors throughout the event
  • Special recognition on our social media channels
  • Link to your website from our event landing page
  • Eight (8) tickets to the event    
  • Eight (8) day passes to The Salvation Army Kroc Center

Platinum Sponsor

$1,000

  • Business logo placement on marketing materials
  • Listed as a sponsor in press releases
  • 1/4 page ad inside the program
  • Special Recognition on social media channels
  • Link to your website from our event landing page
  • Logo on monitors throughout the event
  • Six (6) tickets to the event        
  • Six (6) day passes to The Salvation Army Kroc Center

Gold Sponsor

$500

  • Business logo marketing materials 
  • Name listed inside the program as a sponsor
  • Logo on monitors throughout the event
  • Recognition on social media channels
  • Four (4) tickets to the event       
  • Four (4) day passes to The Salvation Army Kroc Center        

Silver Sponsor

$250

  • Two (2) tickets to the event
  • Listed as sponsor in event program

We are thankful and appreciative to our following sponsors and entertainment who have partnered with us this year!

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