WHEATON --  Tickets are now available for the 7th Annual DuPage PADS Taste of Hope to be held on from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 14 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn.  
Guests of the Taste of Hope will enjoy an array of culinary delights from more than 25 of the area’s restaurants with wine pairings and an open bar. Chef Amaury Rosado of Chef Amaury’s Epicurean Affair will return for this 4th year as the Honorary Chair for the event and Dave Savini, CBS 2 news reporter, will entertain guests as the evening’s emcee and auctioneer.  Music, auctions, a unique raffle and the opportunity to benefit a local charity are among the offerings.  
Sponsors for the festivities include Continental Motors of Naperville, Aon, West Suburban Bank, Villa Park Office Equipment, Inc., Starbucks Coffee Co., Whole Foods Market and Wente Vineyards.  Additional sponsorship, advertising and auction item donation opportunities for local businesses and restaurants are still available.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person if purchased on or before Feb 28, or $85 per person after. Last year’s event was sold out, so be sure to order tricketrs early. Tickets may be purchased online at dupagepads.org.  
Funds raised will support DuPage PADS programs that provide housing and support services, including education and employment to assist individuals and families who are homeless in DuPage County.
For more information, contact Jennifer Pudwill at (630) 682-3846 x2520 or at jpudwill@dupagepads.org.