$150 for General Admission to Charitable Summer in the City Event on June 19
From 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, crowds will descend on the Metropolitan Pavilion to show their support for City Harvest—an organization committed to feeding hungry New Yorkers throughout the city's five boroughs. This Summer in the City event will feature tasting plates from more than 30 New York chefs and restaurants; wine, cocktails, and beer from local breweries; and live musical performances by Rakiem Walker Project and Howie Day. Attendees will also have a chance to win culinary, travel, and entertainment prizes through a raffle and silent auction.
All proceeds from general admission and the evening's other fundraising efforts will help City Harvest achieve its goal of collecting and distributing 42 million pounds of food this year.
An elderly man without access to fresh food, a child whose stomach growls during school, and an unemployed mother all face the same challenge—not knowing where their next meal will come from. This is where City Harvest steps in. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food and delivers it to New Yorkers like these. Volunteers gather fresh, perishable produce from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms, using a fleet of trucks and bikes to deliver it to distribution points. Roughly 400 community programs throughout the five boroughs—such as Volunteers of America and St. Luke's Lutheran Church—ensure the produce reaches the people who need it most, free of charge. For City Harvest, each pound of food costs just 24 cents to deliver, making it an affordable, efficient way to help feed the more than one million New Yorkers who face hunger every year.