Vidalia Onion Committee Launches V*Inspired Consumer Contest
VIDALIA, GA - What’s your inspiration? If consumers give the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) a great answer to that question, they may walk away with a big cash prize. Through its “V*Inspired,” promotional campaign, VOC is encouraging consumers to share inspirational thoughts, stories, recipes, cooking ideas and more for a chance to win $500, with an additional $500 being donated to a charity of the winner’s choice.
Consumers can visit Facebook.com/Vidaliaonions.org for their chance to win and give back to the local community. Scheduled to end on July 14th, in addition to the grand prize winner, there will also be two runner-up winners who will each receive $250, and an additional $250 will be donated. Weekly winners will be selected randomly to win a 5 lb. bag of Vidalia onions, according to a press release.
This year’s V*inspired campaign features two inspirational spokespersons:
- Cookbook author and Season 1 winner of MasterChef, Chef Whitney Miller
- 13-year old cancer survivor and food truck charity proponent, Chef Lucas Hobbs
This season, the VOC and Chef Lucas will be taking the V*Inspired Campaign on the road, with food truck events in both Minneapolis and Nashville. These events will raise funds for Chef’s Lucas’ non-profit organization, “Doing Good with Food,” serving pediatric cancer patients and their families via restaurants and chef-designed meal kits for cooking at home.
“Chef Lucas has been such an inspiration that we’re proud to raise funds to support his non-profit organization,” explained Susan Waters, Executive Director of the Vidalia Onion Committee. “Our goal is to inspire a new generation of cooks and consumers, while educating them on the versatility and premium flavor of Vidalia onions.”