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