|Food Bank for NYC Raises $2 Million at "Can Do" Awards Dinner|
|Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:07|
Food Bank For New York City raised a record-setting $2 million, with donations still coming in, to celebrate the organization’s 30 years of service at the Can Do Awards Dinner, presented by Bank of America on April 30th at Cipriani Wall Street. Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, Diane Sawyer & The ABC News Hidden America Team, Food Bank For New York City founder Kathy Goldman, Delta Air Lines and Mission Partner Target were honored for their commitment to eradicating poverty and hunger. Jodisue and Scott R. Feldman served as Can Do Dinner Co-Chairs, and Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub emceed the event.
“Tonight is a celebration of our commitment over the past 30 years to fighting hunger in the City,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “With proposed cuts to food stamps looming, it is crucial now more than ever to raise the money we need to continue our fight. We’re honored to have the support of our extraordinary celebrity partners and honorees as we strive to provide New Yorkers in need with access to food.”