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Browns team up with food bank to tackle hunger

Many Cleveland Browns players attended the fundraiser. (Source: WOIO) Many Cleveland Browns players attended the fundraiser. (Source: WOIO)

On Monday night, the Cleveland Browns teamed up with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to tackle hunger.

Some of Cleveland's biggest movers and shakers, including several players from the Browns, gathered inside the Club Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium.

At the annual Taste of the Browns fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Browns cornerback Joe Haden was still savoring the sweet taste of victory after Sunday's win over the Saints.

"Everything after a win is a 1000 times better," said Haden. "Makes the food taste a little better. Makes the wine taste a little better. Everything."

Samples from the city's top restaurants were served by some of the most well-known chefs.

This event is the food bank's major annual fundraiser. It's $175 per ticket and boasts a huge silent auction.

Last year, the event raised more than $175,000 for the food bank. This year, organizers are confident they will raise even more.

"This event is huge for our budget. It really helps us a lot as we go into the holiday season, as we go into the upcoming year," said Karen Pozna with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

"I think it's a great event. The food bank is something that needs to be supported by Clevelanders to help feed our own. And I think it's a great event to support," said Erin Miller, of Rocky River.

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