2006 Can-Do Awards Dinner
Tuesday, April 25
New York City
The Food Bank For New York City
and dinner co-chairs Mario Batali and Susan Cahn
invite you to the 2006 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 Tuesday, April 25 at
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. The Cocktail Reception
begins at 6:00 PM, followed by Dinner at 7:00 PM and a Champagne
Dessert Reception at 9:00 PM with DJ Supermodel Helena Christensen.
This year’s honorees of the Can-Do
Awards Dinner are Michael Stipe of REM; Brooke Johnson,
President of Food Network; and Ed Fowler, Executive Director
of Neighbors Together.
Stanley Tucci will serve
as Master of Ceremonies and Mario Cantone
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
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
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 www.foodbanknyc.org
or call 212-675-9474.