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Time Out New York and the Food Bank For New York City Host Time Out For Hunger

Fifth Annual Dining Out Initiative Lets New Yorkers "Indulge" for Hunger Relief

New York, NY — New Yorkers will have the chance to raise money for hunger relief while indulging at the city's hottest restaurants on Sunday, March 2 during the fifth annual Time Out For Hunger. Time Out New York (TONY) created the initiative with the Food Bank For New York City in 2004 as a way to help combat hunger while encouraging New Yorkers to simply do what most love to do best: dine at their favorite restaurant.

As part of Time Out for Hunger, participating restaurants graciously donate 10 percent of their day's proceeds to the Food Bank to help feed the hungry in New York City. Every dollar raised through the program allows the Food Bank to distribute enough food for five meals.

Today there are approximately 1.3 million New Yorkers relying on food assistance programs like soup kitchens and food pantries to make ends meet. Many of them are women and children, the elderly and the working poor. Food Bank For New York City, the city's only food bank and largest supplier of food for the hungry, provides more than 60 million pounds of food to more than 1,000 food assistance programs across the five boroughs.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit

For more information, press photos or to arrange an interview on Time Out For Hunger please contact Carol Schneider at 212-566-7855 ext. 2231or

About the Food Bank For New York City: Recognizing its 25th anniversary working to end hunger in New York City, the Food Bank For New York City organizes food, information and support for community survival and dignity. The Food Bank is the major provider of food to more than 1,000 emergency and community food programs throughout the five boroughs. For every $1 donation, 97 cents goes toward food acquisition, distribution and programs.

About Time Out New York: Since 1995, Time Out New York (TONY) has provided New Yorkers with comprehensive information on how to best spend their free time, from which films and plays to see to where to eat, drink and shop. TONY launched in 1995, with the goal of integrating into the fabric of the city. Now, TONY actually shapes the fabric of New York with its weekly presentation of more than 2,000 things to do. For more information, please visit

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