Food Bank For New York City’s 2015 Can Do Awards Dinner

Join Mario in an evening honoring our partners in the fight against hunger. Get your tickets here!


WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street



Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush
Sandra Lee, Simply Living Publishing
Stavros Niarchos Foundation



Mario Batali & Susi Cahn



Scott R. Feldman & Jodisue Rosen



Little Big Town





Every New Yorker CAN DO something to end hunger. Mario and the Food Bank for NYC challenge you to walk in the shoes of 1.7 million New Yorkers who rely on SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) by taking the #FoodBankNYCChallenge or making a donation to #CanDoNYC today.


What is the #FoodBankNYCChallenge?

Attempt to live on a food stamp budget for one week. That’s only $1.38 per meal.


Why now?

Congress cut food stamps twice since 2013 , and soup kitchens and food pantries saw an immediate increase in visitors.  New Yorkers can’t afford to ANY cuts to Food Stamps – learn more about the cuts here. The#FoodBankNYCChallenge raises hunger awareness and deepens your understanding about the struggle to afford food on a food stamp budget.


How do I take the challenge?

Use $29 per person for all your food for 7 days. Share your experience, challenge a friend, and challenge Congress to strengthen food stamps.  For more info, check out our Challenge Toolkit.


Do: Make a budget and shopping list, use coupons


Don’t: Rely on food from others, use food you’ve already bought, give up


Ready to share your experience?

Share on social media by tagging #FoodBankNYCChallenge – and don’t forget let Mario know on Twitter,Facebook and Instagram.


Challenge a friend like Mario did!!:  “You CAN DO something to end hunger. I challenge [your friend] to take the #FoodBankNYCChallenge OR donate to #CanDoNYC http://bit.ly/1CxSQZc

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