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Media Advisory: International Pop/R&B Star Jay Sean Partners with the Food Bank for NYC and Celebrity Friends: Patti Labelle, Sherri Shepherd, and More, to Help Provide Holiday Meals to New Yorkers in Need

Multi-platinum-selling recording artist and humanitarian Jay Sean is providing meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in need this holiday season by sponsoring a holiday initiative at the Food Bank For New York City on Wednesday, December 15, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, at their Community Kitchen & Food Pantry 252 West 116th Street, Harlem. Jay & friends, including Patti LaBelle, will help Food Bank pantry clients shop for food for their holiday meals and serve dinner in the Community Kitchen. The Food Bank's Community Kitchen & Pantry of West Harlem served approx. 520,000 meals last year. Today, one in five New Yorkers relies on the Food Bank For New York City to eat. 93% of food pantries and soup kitchens have seen an increase in the number of first-time visitors.

WHAT:     Jay Sean and friends Patti LaBelle, Sherri Shepherd, Janina Gavankar, Jared Cotter, and DJ Cipha Sounds volunteer at the Food Bank For NYC  helping to provide pantry bags and serve the dinner meal to hundreds New Yorker’s in need. Other celebrity volunteers expected to attend.

WHO:    Jay Sean (singer/songwriter/producer and multi-platinum-selling Cash Money/Universal Republic recording artist), Patti LaBelle (Grammy winning entertainer and co-star of the hit Broadway play, FELA!), Sherri Shepherd (“The View”), Janina Gavankar (“The L Word”, “True Blood”), Jared Cotter (“American Idol” finalist), DJ Cipha Sounds (Hot 97 FM), and more

WHEN:    Wednesday, December 15, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
        3:00 p.m. Jay Sean and Sherri Shepherd help Food Bank clients shop for their holiday meals
        3:30 p.m. Jay Sean is joined by Patti LaBelle to serve dinner to New Yorkers in need
        4:30 p.m  Jay Sean, DJ Cipha Sounds, and others join the serving line.

WHERE:    Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of West Harlem
        252 West 116th Street, Harlem

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