More than 2,500 people raised in excess of $1 million at St. Paul RiverCentre during the 27th annual Taste of the NFL.

The so-called “Party With a Purpose” began when the Twin Cities last hosted the Super Bowl in 1992, and in subsequent years has raised in excess of $25 million for food banks in each of the 32 NFL team cities.

This year’s guest hosts included Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber.