Food Bank For New York City will host its annual Can-Do Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 20.
The star-studded Can Do Awards Dinner, presented by Bank of America, is instrumental in helping to provide support for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank For New York City’s programs and services. Since its inception, the Can Do Awards have raised more than $14 million dollars, helping to provide 70 million free meals. Every dollar donated to Food Bank helps provide five meals to a New Yorker in need.
Among those expected to attend are hosts Mario Batali and Michael Strahan, as well as Jon Bon Jovi, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Liam Neeson, Emeril Lagasse, Rosanne Cash, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Peter Cincotti, Marc Marphy, Anne Burrell, Stephanie March, Debi Mazar, Gabriele Corcos, Gail Simmons, Katie Lee, Lee Schrager, Julia Landauer, Brandon Maxwell, Ming Tsai, Stavros Niarchos III, Stephanie Seymour, Rene Lopez, Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis, and more…
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 64 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 44,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.
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