Last week in New York, City Harvest hosted their 35th Anniversary Gala, which raised funds to support City Harvest’s anti-hunger programs.
Hosted by The Chew’s Clinton Kelly, the event commemorated the organization’s 35 year history feeding New York City, and paid tribute to the efforts of individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to help City Harvest feed hungry New Yorkers. Honorees including Chrissy Teigen, José Andrés, Wendy & Bill Mills and Robin Hood, the poverty fighting organization.
VIP guests included Ted Allen, Donatella Arpaia, Ron Ben-Israel, Emma Bengtsson, Jonathan Cheban, Michael Chernow, Michelle Collins, Katie Couric and Jack Mulner, Dana Cowin, Richard Gere, Markus Glocker, Marc Glosserman, Crystal Hunt, Ja Rule, John Legend, Angie Mar, Marc Murphy, Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich, Antoni Porowski, Jason Pfiefer, Jean Reno, Eric Ripert, Aldo Sohm, Bill Telepan, and Geoffrey Zakarian.
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative addresses long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.