Food Bank For New York City Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with a Star-Studded Tribute...
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Food Bank For New York City Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with a Star-Studded Tribute to Raise Funds for Hunger Relief at 5th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner Gwyneth Paltrow, Helena Christensen, MTV Networks, Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger will be Honored NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 7th, Food Bank For New York City will celebrate its 5th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner hosted by Stanley Tucci at Abigail Kirsch's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event is proud to be honoring Gwyneth Paltrow, Helena Christensen, MTV Networks, Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger for their commitment to hunger relief. Mario Batali and Susan Cahn will co-chair the event and Piers Davies of Christie's will auctioneer. The evening will include cocktails at 6pm, followed by dinner, awards, a live auction and musical performances. "Recognizing that everyone 'can do' something to end hunger, we are proud to kick off the Food Bank's 25th anniversary with such an impressive and diverse line-up of honorees. Hunger is an on-going concern in New York City and we are so grateful to those who are dedicated to helping others in need," says Lucy Cabrera, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Food Bank For New York City. "We are fortunate to count on the support of the entertainment industry and our community to keep our programs alive and to provide not only food for the hungry but for awareness to those who can help. Together we can end hunger." Food Bank For New York City recognizes 25 years as the city's major provider of food to New Yorkers in need. In conjunction with its subsidiary organization, FoodChange, the Food Bank works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers through a range of programs and services that focus on nutrition, education and financial empowerment. The Food Bank procures and distributes food to 1.3 million New Yorkers through approximately 1,000 emergency and community food programs throughout the five boroughs. The organization provides food safety, networking and capacity-building workshops; manages nutrition education programs for schools, after-school and emergency food programs; operates food stamp outreach and education programs; operates senior programs, a soup kitchen, and food pantry; coordinates the largest Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program in the country; and conducts research and develops policy to inform community and government efforts to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. For additional information, go to www.foodbanknyc.org Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased by calling 212.249.6188 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. SOURCE Food Bank For New York City Mary Kaye Daniels, +1-212-901-3938, email@example.com, or Megan Miller, +1-212-901-3929, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stacy Brock, +1-212-901-3943, email@example.com, all for Food Bank For New York City
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