On Sunday, November 14 from noon to 3 p.m., the popular Slider Throwdown fundraising event that support the efforts of the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) returns to High Street, located at 56th and the 101 in North Phoenix.

This annual culinary “battle of the burger” features samplings of delicious slider burger creations made by local food trucks and vendors. Sliders are presented in a variety of innovative interpretations, including beef, chicken, veggie, and more. Throughout the event, participating food trucks compete for the title of “Best Slider.” Select “slider experts” serve as judges for the throwdown, and attendees can also weigh in on their favorite “burger bite” to help one food truck participant take home the coveted People’s Choice Award. Guests can also enjoy entertainment, shopping, and a silent auction as they eat their way through High Street.

“It’s our great pleasure to present the 2021 Slider Throwdown and to welcome back our culinary community that continues to support our efforts so generously year after year,” says Kris Jacober, executive director of the AFFCF. “Our important efforts in helping to create opportunities for youth in foster care would not be possible without the support of our donors and event attendees; we are truly grateful for them.

This year’s event features tastings from participating food trucks, including:
• Aioli Burger
• 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese
• Kingpin BBQ
• Randizzle’s
• El Taco Santo
• Chicken and Waffles For the People
Cutie’s Lemonade and More truck and Kicks Frozen Yogurt dessert truck will also be offering complimentary sips and sweets. Admission for the event is $40 per person and includes samples of all sliders, lemonade and dessert, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring enticing packages for a variety of interests.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive childhood experiences for youth in foster care and preparing them for successful adulthood through programming and scholarships. The AFFCF needs the community’s help to continue this important work for the thousands of children currently in foster care in the state. Tickets can be purchased at affcf.org/sliderthrowdown.