Celebrate the end of the summer by supporting the Food Bank for NYC at a Labor Day benefit dinner in the Hamptons.
-Entrance and table for two to the Food Bank for NYC Benefit dinner hosted by Kelly Killoren Bensimon on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Georgica at 8:30 PM
-One bottle of wine
-Party sponsored by Tequila Alacrán, FLUROwater, Sant’ Arturo Wine
-Access to the after-party beginning at 11 PM
-After party DJed by Jesse Marco
-A portion of proceeds from dinner will go to benefit The Food Bank for NYC
Photo Credits : Andrew H. Walker – Getty Images North America
How would you live on 31 dollars a week? At Food Bank for New York City, they are doing their best to supplement what food stamps cannot. Since becoming the celebrity ambassador, I wanted to learn everything about food insecurity, especially why and how it effects the New York City community. Here are five quick tips I’ve learned for being proactive when it comes to the issue:
1. Vertical farming is chic and versatile. Replace that dry window sill plant with something fragrant that can also be used in cooking. My favorites are mint and basil.
2. If vertical farming isn’t your forte, engage with friends and start a community garden. Spend weekends harvesting and at the end, walk away with TONS of home-grown produce.
3. Shop smart and local. Buy in-season produce at local farmer’s markets. It will help save you the price spike of food miles and support local businesses.
4. Host a casual (thrifty) dinner party with friends. Divide up the menu and make sure no dish costs more than the other to make and share. Exchange dishes and leftovers.
5. If you can shell out 100 dollars (or any amount) on beer for your party friends, go green! That is, take a weekend off from partying (see my cleanse video) and purchase 100 dollars of fresh fruit or vegetables. Then, donate to Food Bank for NYC – they need the support.
Target and Food Bank NYC are fighting hunger one meal at a time. 300,000 people are being fed by Food Bank NYCeveryday. All it takes is 1dollar to feed 7 people. Let’s fight hunger together with Target, who puts their money where their mouth is. Hunger doesn’t discriminate, let’s fight it together.