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Food Bank in the News – Dec 2014

12/31/2014 America’s hunger crisis is getting worse.  Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis authors this op-ed.

12/30/2014  Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town at Food Bank for Smithfield “Lend a Ham” Campaign.  Access Hollywood. The country music star visits our warehouse for a donation to Food Bank.

12/30/2014 Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 12/29 – Special Mike Posner Edition!  CW Detroit. Artist Mike Posner curates a playlist and mentions Food Bank.

12/30/2014Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles Due to Federal Cuts. JPUpdates. Food Bank statistic referenced.

12/29/2014 – How to Donate Stock to a Charity. Kiplinger. Food Bank Chief Development Officer Alyssa Herman is quoted about donating stock to charity.

12/29/2014  How to Donate Stock to a Charity. NASDAQ. Alyssa Herman is also quoted about donating stock to charity.

12/24/2014Rising Trend: Donating Stock to Charity.  CNN Money.  Food Bank Treasurer Arthur Stainman and Chief Development Officer Alyssa Herman are interviewed on the benefits, both to donors and charities, of giving stock.

12/22/2014 From Hip-Hop to Hunger: Media mogul 50 Cent uses his business savvy to fight hunger at home and around the world.  CNN.  50 Cent, Karolina Kurkova, Savannah Guthrie, Marc Forgione, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Grammer, Rocco Dispirito, Gabriele Corcos, Ellie Krieger, and Andy Grammer volunteered at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry.

12/12/2014America’s real hunger game: 50 million in crisis.  CNBC.  Quotes from Margarette Purvis & Feeding America’s Bob Aiken on the hunger crisis and SNAP cuts.

12/12/2014Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman Asks Fans to Lend a Ham This Holiday Season.  Taste of Country.  Singer and cooking show host donates 30,000 lb. of protein to Food Bank.

12/12/2014Confidential Column: 50 Cent pitches in at the Harlem Community Kitchen.  NY Daily News.  Along with other celebrities, 50 Cent packed vegetables at Food Bank’s Community Kitchen.

12/10/201410 Food-Related NYC Charities That Could Use Your Donation This Holiday Season.  Village Voice.  We’re on the list, with volunteering highlighted.

12/10/2014SantaCon Hires Famous Civil Rights Lawyer To Defend St. Nicks.  Gothamist.  Our name continues to be mentioned in connection with the controversial pub crawl.

12/9/2014SantaCon 2014: Bearded bands of revelers hit NYC, N.J. starting this week.  NJ.com.  Food Bank again mentioned as recipient of controversial Santa-suited partiers’ donations.

12/6/2014 Nine Awesome Food Organizations in New York.  FoodTank.com.  Food Bank is mentioned along with some peers/competitors.

12/5/2014 Food Bank Feeds Neediest New Yorkers.  WPIX.  Food Bank is profiled, including interviews with Margarette Purvis and board member Gail Grimmett.

12/4/2014 The front lines of the fight against hunger.  MSNBC.  Very well-aligned policy piece on SNAP Cuts, including an interview with Margarette Purvis, info on our warehouse, and discussion with Frank Bruni and Lori Silverbush.

12/4/2014 ‘The Chew’: On Location: NYC CookShop Program.  ABC.  Board Member & Culinary Council Chair Mario Batali brings ABC’s ‘The Chew’ to a Food Bank CookShop program – featuring Jeannie Fournier.