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Food Bank For New York City and Celebrity Guests Host Annual Awards Gala to Help New York's Hungry

New York, NY (April 1, 2005) - The Food Bank For New York City will hold its annual 'Can-Do' Awards Dinner on Monday, April 4th at 6pm recognizing that everyone "can do" something to help feed the more than 2 million New Yorkers at risk of going hungry. Mario Batali, Oliver Platt, and Steve Buscemi will join with numerous other celebrities in honoring Stanley Tucci and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for their continued support of families in need.

Also on April 4th, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in orange - the national color of hunger - to honor the Food Bank For New York City's twenty-two years of working to help end hunger. The Food Bank For New York City, the city's major supplier of food for the hungry, provides food for the more than 240,000 free meals served each day by 1,200 non-profit community food programs in the five boroughs.

WHO: Food Bank For New York City, Mario Batali, Oliver Platt, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and others.

WHAT: Can-Do Awards Dinner with star-studded red carpet

WHERE: Cipriani's 23rd Street (23rd Street & 5th Avenue)

WHEN: Monday, April 4th at 6PM

Victoria Mondesire

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