The Food Bank for Westchester will host the 22nd Annual “An Evening in Good Taste” To End Childhood Hunger on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6–9 pm. This special tasting event will be held at 1133 Westchester Avenue,
White Plains. All proceeds from “An Evening in Good Taste” will help the Food Bank fight childhood hunger in Westchester.
Reservations are $175 in advance and available online at www.foodbankforwestchester.org or by calling the Food Bank at (914) 923-1100. The cost at the door will be $200.
“An Evening in Good Taste” will showcase the culinary talents of Westchester County chefs representing the following restaurants:
- 80 West
- Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
- Blackboard Gourmet Pizza Shop & Caterer
- Butterfield 8
- Café of Love
- Caperberry Events at the C.V. Rich Mansion
- Cellar 49 – Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
- Club Car Restaurant and Lounge
- Longford's Own Made Ice Cream
- Lulu Cake Boutique
- Meritage Restaurant
- Moderne Barn
- Mt. Kisco Seafood
- Mulberry Street Italian Kitchen
- Myong Private Label Gourmet
- Sam’s of Gedney Way
- Sunset Cove
- Susan Lawrence
- Tarry Lodge
- The Atrium at Doral Arrowwood
- The Cookery Restaurant
- Toni Ann’s Catering
- Village Social Kitchen & Bar
Specialty drinks will be provided by:
- Captain Lawrence
- Don Coqui
- Lola’s Mexican Kitchen
- Southern Wine & Spirits
The evening will also feature a silent auction offering unique and wonderful items and experiences.
Sponsorships and donations enable the Food Bank to hold this much-anticipated annual event. Supporters include RPW Group as Host Sponsor, Entergy as Title Sponsor, and The Journal News as Media Sponsor. Additional support comes from MBIA Foundation as Executive Chef. AllStar Marketing Group, Capital One Bank, and Greenfield Stein & Senior are Sous Chefs. Chubb, Credit Suisse, Kraft Foods, Mack-Cali, Pernod Ricard USA, Reckson, a Division of SL
Green, Stop & Shop Supermarkets and Webster Bank are Maitre’d’s. Additional sponsorships are available. For information, contact Katy Coppinger at (914) 923.1100 or email@example.com.
The Food Bank estimates that approximately 200,000 Westchester residents, or about 1 in 5, are hungry or food insecure, meaning they are too often not sure where their next meal is coming from. Of that population, about one-third are children. While hunger is undesirable at any
age, in childhood it can be particularly damaging, causing permanent negative effects on a child’s mental, emotional, physical and social development. Hungry children have more difficulties in school and with their peers and are
hospitalized more often than non-hungry children.
The Food Bank for Westchester is committed to fighting childhood hunger. “For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, we can acquire $4 worth of nutritious food to feed a hungry child. Every donation helps,” said Rick Rakow, chair of the Food Bank Board of Directors. “This annual event is critical in helping support the fight against childhood hunger here in Westchester.”
About the Food Bank for Westchester: The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, is the backbone of the county’s emergency food supply. It acquires, warehouses and distributes more than seven million pounds of food annually to over 225 frontline hunger-relief organizations throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. The mission of the Food Bank is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. Its core activity is the collection and
distribution of donated, government and purchased food. For more information call (914) 923.1100 or log onto www.foodbankforwestchester.org.