Carbon NYC Collects Food and Donations Supporting the Food Bank For New York City through its First Annual Thanksgiving food Drive

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Carbon NYC hosted its Fall Fête at the new Fulton on Thursday, November 17th, 2011. The event was attended by 150 Carbon Members and guests and coincided with the New York Jets game against the Denver Broncos. As part of the fall themed event, guests were encouraged to bring non-perishable food or to donate money to Carbon’s Virtual Food Drive hosted on the website of the Food Bank For New York City. Guests brought over 100 pounds of food to the event, as well as monetary donations, creating an overflow at one end of the venue. Throughout the evening, Carbon staff collected donations electronically and the donations continued well into the weekend.

Carbon's Thanksgiving Food Drive

On behalf of the three million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table, the Food Bank For New York City is enormously grateful for partners like Carbon NYC to join us in the fight against hunger.

Carbon NYC hosted its Fall Fête at the new Fulton on Thursday, November 17th, 2011. The event was attended by 150 Carbon Members and guests and coincided with the New York Jets game against the Denver Broncos. As part of the fall themed event, guests were encouraged to bring non-perishable food or to donate money to Carbon’s Virtual Food Drive hosted on the website of the Food Bank For New York City. Guests brought over 100 pounds of food to the event, as well as monetary donations, creating an overflow at one end of the venue. Throughout the evening, Carbon staff collected donations electronically and the donations continued well into the weekend.

This was Carbon’s first collaboration with the Food Bank For New York City and is a continuation on Carbon’s commitment to philanthropy. Each dollar raised triples the amount of food purchasable due to the Food Bank's wholesale purchasing power and distribution.

“This holiday season, soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are seeing increasing need as families exhaust their savings and turn to emergency food assistance for help. On behalf of the three million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table, the Food Bank For New York City is enormously grateful for partners like Carbon NYC to join us in the fight against hunger,” said Noemie Craven, Campaigns & Events Manager at the Food Bank For New York City. Food Bank For New York City has been operating for 28 years and is one of the country's largest food banks; its mission is to end hunger in New York City.

Carbon’s major annual fundraising effort is conducted through its Annual Spring Charity Soirée. The annual philanthropic event began in 2010 when Carbon supported charity: water, which netted over $35,000 and continued last year with support for local youth non-profit, CampInteractive, which was attended by 600 guests and netted $100,000. Carbon’s 2012 charity and event details will be released in the coming months. Interested parties should contact Sponsorship(at)CarbonNYC(dot)com for more information.

Carbon is a New York based invitation-only social network of leaders in international business, politics, philanthropy and the arts. Criteria for Membership are outstanding professional achievement, a strong character and a demonstrated passion for non-work related pursuits, including the arts, philanthropy, technology, sports and leisure. The foundation of Carbon Membership is integrity and a commitment to actively participate in events and support other members professionally and personally. Carbon events give Members unique access to the best that New York City has to offer, while fostering personal and business relationships.

For inquiries, please contact:
Info(at)CarbonNYC(dot)com
Tel: 917-991-8243

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