World-renowned DJ and producer Paul Van Dyk to participate in ‘Our Table Is Yours’, Thanksgiving dinner benefit event hosted by the Food Network, Cooking Channel and Southern Wine & Spirits of America for invited guests affected by Hurricane Sandy, Wednesday, November 21 at Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City
~ Dinner to Benefit Food Bank For New York City’s Emergency Response Efforts in Hardest Hit Areas ~
More than 1,000 New York City seniors, singles and families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy will get a brief reprieve from the effects of the storm at “Our Table is Yours,” a special Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Food Network, Cooking Channel and Southern Wine & Spirits of America. Cipriani Wall Street® will open their doors on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to 1,000 invited guests who will be served Thanksgiving Day style meals throughout the day. World-renowned DJ and producer Paul van Dyk will join celebrity chefs and other special guests, to be announced, to lend his support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York City. His serving time will be from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Paul van Dyk’s participation in “Our Table Is Yours” leads up to his headlining Thanksgiving show at Pacha the following night (Thursday, November 22). He will also be donating a portion of his fee to the Food Bank For New York.
The daylong event will support Food Bank For New York City’s ongoing efforts to deliver critical food and water to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the wake of its destruction. Since the hurricane hit, 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. Emergency food supplies were distributed to emergency feeding programs, operational soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, and agencies across the five boroughs including the hardest hit areas in Far Rockaway, Coney Island, Redhook, Staten Island and Lower Manhattan. 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.
Valuable information on how to apply for food stamp benefits (SNAP) and replace benefits that were lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be available.
Donations to support “Our Table Is Yours, Thanksgiving Dinner” and Food Bank For New York City’s ongoing relief efforts can be made at http://tinyurl.com/ourtableisyoursdonations.
PAUL VAN DYK (www.paulvandyk.com)
Paul van Dyk, a Grammy-nominated producer and globally acclaimed DJ, has been ranked the world’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 DJs” poll two times, something less than a handful of DJs have ever achieved. He continues to classify in the Top 10 with over 770,000 Twitter followers and 2,300,000 Facebook fans. His popular radio show VONYC Sessions can be heard on iHeartRadio’s Trancid Channel in the U.S. and over 50 stations worldwide. Meanwhile, the Berlin, Germany-based artist continues to promote his sixth studio work EVOLUTION out now on his own VANDIT label. It features collaborations “Eternity” with Adam Young of Owl City, “The Ocean” with Russian DJ/producer Arty and newest offering “I Don’t Deserve You” with contemporary singer Plumb. “I Don’t Deserve You”—which peaked at #2 Breakout on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Chart–was co-written by van Dyk, Plumb and songwriter Matt Bronleewe (Natalie Imbruglia, Kimberley Locke). Check out the “I Don’t Deserve You” video at: http://youtu.be/ZpeJhS8POtM
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at www.foodbanknyc.org . For updates, follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.