Are you ready to “Go Orange” to end hunger? The Food Bank for New York City is just wrapping up its it's 'Go Orange to End Hunger ™ campaign, which has helped raised thousands of dollars in the fight against hunger, as part of the nationwide Hunger Action Month. As part of the Go Orange campaign, New Yorkers (or New York visitors), can eat at any of the restaurants participating in the Meals for Meals fundraiser. If you eat at any one of the 24 restaurants participating, including 21 Club, The Spotted Pig, and Circo, one meal (20 cents) will be donated to the Food Bank for every select item sold. The fundraiser ends on Tuesday, September 30.
“People don’t realize that 2.6 million of their neighbors struggle to put food on the table,” Silvia Davi, a representative from Food Bank of New York told The Daily Meal. “Every time a diner eats at a participating restaurant, they will leave with a better understanding of the issue and how it affects our fellow Americans.”
This is the first year of the Meals for Meals campaign, and next year Davi hopes that even more restaurants will participate. If you’re available on Sunday, check out the Go Orange to End Hunger scavenger hunt in Bryant Park with celebrity chefs and a representative from mayor deBlasio's office.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi