A cause, an idea, and a whole lot of passion
In 2017, the Gwinnett County Relay for Life - the largest Relay event in the world - was cancelled due to severe weather. The Gwinnett Relay community was heartbroken, and Sunil Reddy, a student at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, wanted to uplift the community. Inspired by Gwinnett’s rich culture and amazing restaurant scene, Sunil decided to create Taste of Gwinnett, a non-profit tasting event that donates all proceeds to Relay for Life. He brought together a team of high school students from across the county and they made his dream a reality, defying expectations along the way.
The team sold a thousand donuts to earn the $3,000 to rent an exhibit hall at the Infinite Energy Center and officially registered as a non-profit organization with 501c3 status. With the support and guidance of prominent members of our community willing to invest in the future generation of Gwinnett, this exceptional event came together on November 10, 2018. Over 1500 people attended our first ever event, raising upwards of $7,500 for Relay for Life! What started as a few ambitious Gwinnett teens became an opportunity to show off Gwinnett’s rich culture and provide a fun event for people of all ages while raising money for the fight against cancer.
This year, Taste of Gwinnett has a new team of high schoolers with a passion for showing off our community and crushing cancer, and we appreciate any and all support. We are continuing to grow and can’t wait to see you on November 16, 2019 for our 2nd Annual Taste of Gwinnett!
mission: to support the community one bite at a time.