Jon Bon Jovi and Mario Batali Help Raise Record Setting $1.95 Million for Food Bank In New York City

Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards Celebrating 30 Years Of Service To NYC - Inside

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street Tony Shalhoub hosted a charity event that honored Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, Diane Sawyer & The ABC News Hidden America Team, Food Bank For New York City founder Kathy Goldman, Delta Air Lines, and Mission Partner Target for their commitment to end hunger.

Jon Bon Jovi served as the evening’s entertainment.

Attendees included: Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis, Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, Diane Sawyer, Kathy Goldman, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Shalhoub, Chelsea Clinton, Selita Ebanks, Stephanie March, Lauren Bush Lauren, Reverend Henry Belin, Andrea Robinson, Joe Bastianich, Kelly Bensimon, April Bloomfield, Marisa Brown, David Burke, Anne Burrell, Josh Charles, Tom Colicchio, Melanie Dunea, Ken Friedman, Mary Giuliani, Carla Hall, Mariska Hargitay, Alison Harmelin, Jill Hennessy, Ellie Krieger, Sandra Lee, Kevin and Erika Liles, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Alyssa Miller, Mike Mills, Gretta Monahan, Daphne Oz, Nigel Parry, Jason Patric, Grace Potter, Rachael Ray, Michael Schlow, Lee Schraeger, Gail Simmons, Michael Stipe, Nico Tortorella, Justin and Lauran Tuck, and Geoffrey Zakarian.

About Food Bank For New York City:

Food 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 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. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at

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