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Food Bank’s celebrity partners are always on hand to help fight hunger throughout the five boroughs. Here are our latest star supporters in action:
What’s Cooking: Q&A with Chef Marc Forgione
December 24, 2014 – With the holidays fast approaching, we sat down with Food Bank Culinary Council member Chef Marc Forgione to talk about giving back, Christmas traditions and a special family recipe.
Chef Max Hardy Joins Food Bank
December 22, 2014 - Chef Max Hardy, an entrepreneur, author, private chef and
owner of Chef Max Miami LLC, is also a philanthropist whose passion for
cooking is equaled only by his passion for fighting hunger. Food Bank For New York
City is proud to welcome him as the newest member of our Culinary Council.
First “Orange Friday” at Community Kitchen
December 1, 2014 – The hardest time to find a free meal
is the day AFTER Thanksgiving. That’s why Food Bank’s Community Kitchen
in Harlem was open on November 28 for our first Orange Friday. Chef
Maxcel Hardy and his team prepared a full menu of tasty dishes,
including turkey pot pie, sweet potato soufflé, collard greens, au
gratin mac-n-cheese and more.
Mario Batali and David Chang Help Bring Thanksgiving Meals to NYC Communities in Need
November 24, 2014 – Mario Batali, Susi Cahn, David
Chang and volunteers from David’s restaurant, Momofuku, teamed up to
distribute more than 9,000 meals, including 600 turkeys and roasters, to
New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen
& Food Pantry. The group also helped pack 300 Thanksgiving pantry
bags that were distributed by Food Bank member charities to seniors in
the Bronx, Harlem and Lower Manhattan.
Tuscan Chef Gabriele Corcos Joins Food Bank
October 17, 2014 – Food
Bank For New York City is proud to welcome Chef Gabriele Corcos, aka
“The Tuscan Gun,” as the newest member of our Culinary Council.
in Florence, Italy, Chef Corcos is one of the country’s foremost
authorities on Tuscan cooking, and his passion for the cuisine is not
only evident in his food, but also on his hit Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin, which he hosts with his wife, actress Debi Mazar.
Chefs Madison Cowan and Franklin Becker Demonstrate Healthy Recipes at Go Orange in Bryant Park
September 28, 2014 – Go Orange
came to Bryant Park with action stations around the park, nutrition
tips, cooking demos, prizes, and a scavenger hunt, all to raise
awareness of hunger in New York City. Celebrity chefs Franklin Becker and Madison Cowan were on site to
demonstrate recipes that are healthy, easy and budget-friendly.
Fashion Takes Action: Food Bank and Henri Bendel Go Orange to End Hunger
September 23, 2014 – Iconic fashion accessories retailer Henri Bendel hosted a “Fashion Takes Action” cocktail reception for Go Orange to End Hunger™
at its Fifth Avenue flagship location. Celebrity and Culinary
Ambassadors including Kelly Bensimon, Todd English, Katie Lee, and Eden
Grinshpan were on hand to show their support along with Food Bank Board
members and Henri Bendel’s President, Chris Fiore.
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Chris Canty Tackles Healthy Snacks
July 21, 2014 – Chris Canty teamed up with Food Bank For New York City to encourage
healthy eating and exercise habits in Bronx teens. The Baltimore Ravens
defensive end – and Bronx native – was in Mullaly Park with Food Bank's
Change One Thing truck, which is traveling throughout the city this
summer to bring neighborhoods healthy snacks and advice for leading a
Canty made popcorn trail mix with cinnamon, sunflower seeds, pumpkin
seeds, unsalted almonds, dried cranberries, and dried apricots. "We
really want to change the culture surrounding the eating habits for our
young people," he said.
Food Bank's Change One Thing truck encourages teenagers to make smarter
choices about their eating habits, such as drinking water instead of
soda. Small adjustments like this can have a big impact on wellness,
according to Food Bank's Chief Programs Officer Dominique Jones. "You
can change one thing, and it will change the trajectory of your health,"
Sunny Anderson Shares Recipes at our Kitchen
July 17, 2014 – Food Network star Sunny Anderson shared her delicious and nutritious recipes with a group of 40 seniors at Food Bank’s Neighborhood Center, a program offered at our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in West Harlem.
Sunny’s easy grilled chicken with apple-orange sauce, roasted sweet
potato mash, and kale and coconut milk were all on the menu for the
seniors to enjoy. During the fun-filled demonstration, Sunny shared
memories about food and family with the group. Sunny is a proud new
member of Food Bank’s Culinary Council and is doing her part to fight hunger in New York City!
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