2014 Can Do Awards Raises Over $2 Million for Food Bank For New York City

 

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2014 Can Do Awards Raises Over $2 Million for Food Bank For New York City
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Rachael Ray, Marc Summers, Nastia Liukin and more attend the star-studded event to fight hunger
 
From the LifeMinute team
 
April 9th, 2014
 
Celebrity chefs, musicians and star athletes walked the orange carpet of the Can Do Awards at Cipriani on Wall Street in NYC. Proceeds from the event’s dinner, auction, awards presentation and special musical performance all benefited Food Bank.
 
Food Bank, which provides 400,000 free meals a day, goes beyond just feeding New Yorkers. “Not only are they providing food stamps and providing food pantries [and] school lunches, but they’re also educating moms about how to eat with their kids, which is amazing,” said Alysia Reiner, star of Orange is the New Black.
 
According to the hunger-relief organization, 2.6 million New Yorkers experience difficulty affording food, a fact Marc Summers can’t stomach. “The fact that there’s hunger in this country seems almost insane because we have so much food,” said the TV personality.
 
However, it's a harsh reality. “You think of hunger being a third world problem, not a problem in New York City,” said TV Food Critic Katie Lee.
 
The Can Do Awards raised over $2 million to support the nearly 1.5 million people who rely on the program and its services. “I love Can Do because it just has that spirit of 'We are going to get rid of hunger,'” said Talk Stoop host Cat Greenleaf, “We’re going to stamp it out and we’re starting tonight.”
 
For more information, or to help out, visit www.foodbanknyc.org.