“Our Table Is Yours, Thanksgiving Dinner” For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Show your support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy by making a donation to Food Bank For New York City’s Hurricane Sandy emergency relief efforts using the link below.

OpenTable is proud to support “Our Table Is Yours,” a special Thanksgiving Dinner for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, hosted by Food Network, Cooking Channel,and Southern Wine & Spirits of America. More than 1,000 New York City seniors and families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy will get a brief reprieve from the effects of the storm at Cipriani Wall Street®, which will open their doors on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, to 1,000 invited guests who will be served Thanksgiving Day-style meals.

Guests will be transported to Cipriani Wall Street® for two holiday servings at 12PM and 4PM. Each invited guest will also receive a prepared meal to take home, information on vital benefits, and gift cards from various retailers to purchase essential items. In addition to dining on delicious food, guests will also enjoy support from Food Network and Cooking Channel personalities as well as other special guests.

“Millions of families in New York City struggle to put food on the table daily, and this holiday season, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, hunger has become an even greater problem,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “We are grateful to the Food Network and Cooking Channel, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, and all the supporters of this event for their years of support of our mission to end hunger for every New Yorker, especially now, and for providing a much deserved break to those families whose lives have been seriously impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Food Bank services will be ongoing as families continue to recover from this devastating storm.”

Food Bank For New York City is committed to helping New Yorkers in need, and this disaster underscores its commitment. Since the beginning of Sandy’s assault on New York City, the Food Bank has continued to serve hungry families directly, as well as through its city-wide network of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other hunger relief programs. The Food Bank is continuing to distribute critical food supplies to emergency feeding programs, operational soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, and agencies across the five boroughs.

How You Can Help: Make a contribution to support of Food Bank’s Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund.




  1. Susan Domenichini says

    Great support for those affected in NY. What about all those affected in NJ????? Aren’t there restaurants in the surrounding area of the Jersey shore area (not affected) that can offer the same service?

  2. says

    I am admin for a Rockaways Hurricane Sandy Facebook group. I noted this event is by-invitation-only. How would community members from the Rockaways get invited to such a dinner? How can I direct people in-need to be served by this event?

    Also, many poor in the Rockaways would be challenged to even make it to Manhattan for this event. What is being done for people affected by Sandy in the outer boroughs (Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens)?

    I am maintaining a list of Thanksgiving events for my group. I’m just not sure if I should list this event if there’s no way that people from the community could enjoy it. Sort of like dangling food in front of a starving child, if you get my drift.

  3. desiree says

    hi i am a survivor of hurricane sandy and wish to know how will i be able to be invited to the feast with my son and mother we are in a hotel and manhattan times square hotel and wish to do something special with my mom and son


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