Since 1983, the Food Bank for New York City has worked to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers, both in the short-term and over the long-term. Its three-pronged approach to eradicating hunger entails emergency food distribution, nutrition education for children and adults, and income support, helping New Yorkers obtain food stamps and access income tax credits for which they are eligible. The organization is one of the largest food banks in the country and provides significant aid to people affected by disasters across the nation.
On April 21, Food Bank For New York City is honoring its partners in the fight against hunger — Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Sandra Lee-Simply Living Publishing — at the 13th Annual Can Do Awards Dinner. Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, long-time Food Bank supporters and the 2013 Can Do Award honorees, will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairs.