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.