THANK YOU!

Thanks to the generous support of our partners and friends,
the 2019 Can Do Awards Dinner raised
9 MILLION MEALS
for New Yorkers in need!

Photos: Getty Images, Eric Fuller, Tim Reiter, Ken Goodman, and Eric Vitale

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HONOREES

Food Bank For New York City’s annual Can Do awards dinner is a celebration of our city’s most dedicated anti-hunger champions. Sponsored by Bank of America and chaired by Lee Brian Schrager and Jodisue Rosen & Scott R. Feldman at Cipriani Wall Street, this year’s gala celebrated the innovative impact of our 2019 honorees: Chef José Andrés, David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris, Hildy Simmons and Stop & Shop.

“This organization does such important work, changing the lives of so many New Yorkers, and I’ve loved spending time supporting them and sharing that sense of giving with our kids. Food Bank has helped them develop a sense of pride and appreciation for the value of volunteering, which, as parents, is wonderful to witness.” 

—David Burtka

Can Do honorees David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris shared inspiring remarks at the podium recognizing the impact of their fellow honorees and supporters in the room. David and Neil spoke briefly but powerfully to the scourge of hunger in our city and our shared responsibility to fight it for our children’s best chance at a hopeful future. The room erupted in applause as David and Neil recommitted to continued partnership with Food Bank in service of our neighbors.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

  • Sponsors
  • 2019 Supporters
  • Special Thanks

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Produce for the evening’s centerpieces was generously donated by Stop & Shop and was distributed to our clients following the event.

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO

Hunger is not a choice, but it is solvable. Can Do celebrates how we all can make an impact in the fight against hunger. There are opportunities all around us to recognize and act on the needs of our hungry neighbors. Food Bank is grateful for every gift of time, talent, and treasure we receive. Choose the impact you wish to make below and join our mission to end hunger in New York City.