Hundreds come out to enjoy the 8th annual Taste of the Valley

Eau Claire, WI (WEAU) -- Hundreds came out to enjoy the 8th annual Taste of the Valley.

The Taste of the Valley was in Phoenix Park today, June 1st, where many came out to enjoy the numerous tasty treats the Chippewa Valley has to offer.

Vendors from all over the Chippewa Valley came to showcase their goods. Cyndie Bune, the owner of CJ’s Little Cake Company, says participating is good for business.

Bune says, "Since we're a local entity and a local caterer it's imperative that we get out name out to the town. We wouldn't necessarily advertise the same way as anybody else with the product we put out."

Rachel Keniston with the Community Table says Taste of the Valley is about more than just trying different foods. Keniston says, “Because feed my people is in Eau Claire, every dollar that Community Table gets we're able to go to Feed My People and purchase $10 of food to feed people.”

Twenty percent of the proceeds made during the event will go to the Community Table to help put food on the tables of those in need. Keniston says every bit counts. She says, "There are people who have real needs, and if we can all help a little bit, it makes it better for the whole community."

Many of the vendors said one of the main reasons they participate is for the exposure, but they also stressed the importance of helping the community.

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