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Food Bank for Westchester To Host "An Evening in Good Taste" To End Childhood Hunger

The Food Bank for Westchester, which has been fighting hunger for more than 20 years, will host “An Evening in Good Taste” To End Childhood Hunger on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6–9 pm at 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains.

PRLog - Sep. 27, 2011 - The 21st Annual “An Evening in Good Taste” To End Childhood Hunger will be hosted by the Food Bank for Westchester on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6–9 pm. The event will take place at 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains. All funds raised at the event will help the Food Bank fight childhood hunger in Westchester.

Tickets cost $175 in advance and $200 at the door. Reservations can be made online at www.foodbankforwestchester.org or by calling the Food Bank at (914) 923-1100.

Sponsorships and donations enable the Food Bank to hold this much-anticipated annual event. Supporters include RPW Group as Host Sponsor and Entergy as the Master Chef. Additional support comes from MBIA Foundation, AllStar Marketing Group, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, Capital One Bank, Greenfield Stein & Senior, Diversified Investment Advisors, Kraft Foods and Reckson Division of SL Green. Sponsorships are available; for information contact Katy Coppinger at (914) 923-1100 or katy.coppinger@foodbankforwestchester.org.

Based on the 2009 U.S. Census, more than 95,320 Westchester residents, about 10% of the population, are not sure where their next meal is coming from. Of that population, 33%, or approximately 33,000, are children. Hunger can permanently affect the development of a child’s mental, emotional, physical and/or social skills necessary for work and career in adulthood. Children who are hungry are more susceptible to illnesses and hospitalization than children who are not hungry.

“For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, we can purchase $4 worth of nutritious food to feed a hungry child. Every donation helps,” said Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director for the Food Bank for Westchester. “This annual event is critical in helping support the fight against childhood hunger here.”

“An Evening in Good Taste” will showcase the culinary talents of Westchester County chefs representing the following restaurants:

• 80 West  
• Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
• Atrium at Doral Arrowood
• Caperberry Events at C.V. Rich Mansion
• Connie's Bakery & General Store  
• Longford's Own Made Ice Cream    
• Lulu Cake Boutique
• Moderne Barn    
• Mt. Kisco Seafood
• Myong Private Label Gourmet  
• Restaurant North    
• Sam’s of Gedney Way
• Sarafina White Plains
• Sunset Cove
• Susan Lawrence
• Tarry Lodge
• Tarry Tavern
• Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
• The Cookery Restaurant
• The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
• Toni Ann’s Catering  
• Tramonto Ristorante
• Village Social Kitchen & Bar  
• Zuppa Restaurant

The evening will also feature “Incredible New Edibles,” showcasing the area’s unique artisan/ boutique foods and wines from such restaurants and caterers as ArtCookies, Casa d’Italia, Fairway Market, Lola Granola, Maia Yogurt, Southern Wine & Spirits, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Vin’s Delights, and Whole Foods Market-White Plains and -Yonkers.

A silent auction will offer foursomes at Westchester’s finest golf courses; signed baseballs from NY Yankee superstars Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada; an autographed photo of footballer David Diehl; a digital camera; tickets to television shows; passes to Walt Disney World; EuroCave soWine home wine bars; a beauty basket from Neiman Marcus; and more.

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The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, acquires, warehouses and distributes more than seven million pounds of food annually to 227 Westchester County hunger-relief organizations, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, residential centers, and others. The mission of the Food Bank is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. The Food Bank's core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food. The Food Bank for Westchester is currently located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood 10546; the organization is moving to a larger facility in Elmsford, at 200 Clearbrook Road, by year's end 2011. For more information, call (914) 923-1100 or log onto www.foodbankforwestchester.org.

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Source:Jeanne Wilcox, Communications
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City/Town:Millwood - New York - United States
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