Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz to Light the Empire State Building Orange on Wednesday, September 4th for Food Bank For New York City and Hunger Awareness
2.6 million new yorkers are having difficulty affording food
is the color of hunger awareness
(Actual Tower will Light Orange at Dusk)
Batali, chef/author/restaurateur, is joined by ABC's The Chew -
Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne
Oz, and Margarette Purvis, President & CEO, Food
Bank For New York City
Batali, Board Member, Food Bank For New York City, + Ambassadors for hunger-relief
Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall & Daphne Oz, will join Food Bank
President & CEO Margarette Purvis at a
symbolic lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building where they will
'flip the switch' to turn the iconic tower orange (the color of hunger awareness)
in recognition of Food Bank For New York City and the 2.6 million New Yorkers
who are struggling to put food on the table.
The lighting of the tower kicks off Go
Orange, one of Food Bank’s largest initiatives to raise awareness and
support for hunger-relief, and as part of National Hunger Action Month.
September 4th, 2013
Media Check in: 10:00 a.m.
Lighting Ceremony: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Empire State
350 Fifth Avenue
between 33rd & 34th Street
Schneider/212-566-7855, ext. email@example.com
About Food Bank For New York City
Bank For New York City recognizes 30 years as the city’s major hunger-relief
organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs.
As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank
tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support
and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its
network of approximately 1,000 community-based member programs citywide, Food
Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Food
Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches
thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food
stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax
Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers,
helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.
About the Empire
feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building
is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy
efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State
Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from
around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all
major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The
Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted
by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory
is one of the world’s most beloved attractions and is the region’s #1 tourist
destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, or http://pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.