Pre-Thanksgiving Meal Sponsored by Animal Welfare
700 New Yorkers in Need Will Be Seated for an Exquisite Pre-Thanksgiving Meal at Food Bank For NYC's Community Kitchen of West Harlem Sponsored by Animal Welfare Approved
Chefs demonstrate how to prepare a nutritious, delicious meal on a budget using value cuts from humanely raised Heritage breed turkey.
We're cookin'...Beginning at dawn on Wednesday, November 26th — Ovens, burners, and every thing else at the Food Bank For New York City's Community Kitchen of West Harlem, located at 252 West 116th Street, will be fired up in preparation for an exquisite pre-Thanksgiving dinner for 700 New Yorkers in need. Sponsored by Animal Welfare Approved — a non profit that certifies family farms that raise their animals following the highest welfare standards — will be served from 1:00 PM–4:00 PM.
The birds — all Heritage breed turkeys — are being flown in from Frank Reese's Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch in Lindsborg, KS — and the farmer who raised the birds is coming with them! David Schuttenberg, head chef at Cabrito Restaurant in NYC, and Nate Gross, head chef at the Food Bank, will demo how to prepare a nutritious, delicious meal on a budget using value cuts from humanely raised Heritage Breed turkey. More than 1,000 lbs. of vegetables are being brought in from local, family farms in the New York area.
The Community Kitchen is only one of 1,000 food assistance programs that New Yorkers will turn to this holiday season but what many will find are empty shelves and empty plates. The Food Bank provides the food for 300,000 meals daily. Approximately 1.3 million New Yorker residents are turning to food assistance programs including one in every five children. The Food Bank is already feeling the dire effects of the economic crisis as corporations pull back on fund and resources; foundations cut long-term support for important programs that support the poor; and the number of individual donors plummets.
WHAT: Dinner for 700 New Yorkers in need and chef demo of meal preparation on
A budget using value cuts from humanely raised Heritage breed turkey.
WHO: Representatives from Food Bank For New York City, Animal Welfare Approved, Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, Cabrito Restaurant, Heritage Foods USA, Greenmarket Farmers Market, Thepeoplewhofeedus.com, New Yorkers in need
WHEN: Wednesday, November 26th
11:00 AM: Media is welcome in the Kitchen Meal Served: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Food Bank For New York City's Community Kitchen
252 West 116 Street, Manhattan