More than 25 local restaurants and purveyors have confirmed to support Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation on Aug. 10. The evening, which raises money for two local charities, will include silent and live auctions and live entertainment. Tickets are $150 per person, and all proceeds support Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger in Central Florida by funding two local charities: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Last year's Taste of the Nation raised $249,000; this year's goal is $300,000. Lucille O'Neal, mother of NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal, will serve as honorary chair of the event at the Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Drive. The evening begins at 6:45. Check out Orlando and Taste of the Nation Orlando on Facebook for tickets and more information.

Here are some of the confirmed participants:

1. B.B.Kings Blues Club

2. Christners Prime Steak & Lobster

3. Crave

4. Cress

5. Empress Sissi Bakery

6. Fogo de Chao

7. FreshPoint

8. Journey's Catering

9. JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

10. K Restaurant and Wine Bar

11. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

12. Long Horn Steakhouse

13. Nestle Professional

14. Orlando World Center Marriott

15. Red Wing Restaurant

16. Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

17. Rosen Shingle Creek - A Land Remembered