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can-do awards 2006

Can-Do Awards Dinner

April 4, 2005
Reception at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
Live Auction at 8:00 PM

Cipriani 23rd Street
200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
(please enter on 23rd Street)

$500: 1 Individual Ticket
$1,000: 2 Individual Tickets
$10,000: Partner Ticket
$10,000: Partner Table
$15,000: Silver Table
$25,000: Gold Table
$50,000: Platinum Table

To purchase tickets, call 212-675-9474

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2005 Can-Do Awards Dinner

April 4, 2005

The Food Bank For New York City and dinner co-chairs Mario Batali and Susan Cahn invite you to the 2005 Can-Do Awards Dinner - an annual event recognizing that everyone "can do" something to help feed the 2 million New Yorkers at risk of hunger. This year’s event will take place on Monday, April 4 at Cipriani 23rd Street – 200 Fifth Avenue. The reception begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 7:00 PM and a live auction at 8:00 PM.

Honorees of the Can-Do Awards Dinner are Stanley Tucci, Altria Group Inc., and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Oliver Platt will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Steve Buscemi will host the evening's live auction.

You can help The Food Bank For New York City in its mission to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity.

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About The Food Bank For New York City
The Food Bank For New York City, a member of America's Second Harvest and the only food bank in the city, was founded in 1983 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the city's hungry.

We provide 67 million pounds of food annually to more than 1,200 nonprofit community food programs - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, low-income day care centers, Kids Cafes, and senior, youth and rehabilitation centers - throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The Food Bank supplies the food for over 240,000 meals a day for New Yorkers who otherwise would go hungry or not eat enough, including families with children, the elderly, teenagers, the homeless, the homebound, low-income workers and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Today, the Food Bank For New York City is the largest food bank in the country and one of the leading distributors of free fresh produce in the country. To date we have collected, warehoused and distributed more than 609 million pounds of food to the city's needy.

The Food Bank also acts as a resource center for our member agencies, legislators, the media and the public. We regularly conduct research about hunger in New York City and play an active role in public policy issues at the city, state and national levels. Most recently the Food Bank's president and CEO, Dr. Lucy Cabrera, was invited to the White House to meet with President George W. Bush about the Charity Aid, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act.

In addition to providing food, the Food Bank offers agencies ongoing support, services and education. We regularly conduct nutrition and food safety education workshops and networking sessions and provide them with a variety of tools and publications to enable them to strengthen their programs.

Teamwork is our motto. It is through everyone's combined efforts and unbridled commitment and care in improving the well-being of New York City's poor that the Food Bank has been able to move towards our goal of ending hunger in the city once and for all.

For more information about The Food Bank For New York City, or to donate food, donate money, or volunteer, go to or call 212-675-9474.


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...Published: March 2005