- Feeds 500 guests a filling, nutritionally balanced meal for 1 day
- 1 VIP ticket, 1 complimentary quarter-page tribute ad ($250 value), 1 gift bag and an exclusive Farm to Tray apron signed by the chefs
- Keeps our social services program stocked with health & hygiene kits for 1 month
- 1 VIP ticket and gift bag, name listed in journal
- Pays for the cost of utilities, including air conditioning and refrigeration, for 1 day
- 1 VIP ticket and gift bag
Farm to Tray
A sustainable food & wine benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest emergency food program in New York State, serving over 1,000 meals every single weekday to hungry and homeless New Yorkers.
Farm to Tray is an annual celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging New York City chefs and high-profile culinary names from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu with local ingredients for each dish generously provided by Whole Foods Market. Since its inception in 2013, Farm to Tray has raised over $1,000,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 75 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
Each year the benefit attracts over 300 guests, including longtime soup kitchen supporter Susan Sarandon and Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation. The idea for the fundraiser is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen’s menu each week – the use of fresh locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance, and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture.
Like the soup kitchen guests who eat here every day, guests at Farm to Tray will dine in the beautiful sanctuary of the landmark Holy Apostles Church, a space that New York Times journalist and soup kitchen supporter Anna Quindlen dubbed ‘the most majestic dining room in New York City.’ And like the food served here every day, the Sustainable Menu will offer food that is locally grown, in season, and perhaps most importantly of all, delicious.
This is a cocktail reception with each chef challenged to create a Sustainable Menu, utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients provided by Whole Foods Market.
- 6-7pm VIP Cocktail Reception. Photo Opportunity with Featured Chefs
- 7-9pm General Admission, Silent Auction offered during event
Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown Michael Armstrong
Jams Ginger Pierce & Preston Madson
Left Bank Laurence Edelman
Scoops & Sweets at the Greene Grape Caroline Schiff
Thalassa Ralpheal Abrahante
The Westin Times Square Craig Reid
Union Fare Yvan Lemoine
Vaucluse by Altamarea Group Lauren DeSteno
Zio Ristorante Meliano Plasencia
Host and Media Committee
Dennis Warlick, Chair
Patrick Athy, Tom Cunningham, Lisa Donoughe, Michael Gilligan, Timothy Higdon, John Indalecio, Ann King, Steve Pandolfi, Lucy Sexton, Jay Sterling, Louise Tranford, Eric Van Guy, Annie Yao, Nadine Yuvienco
Ali Zweben and Daryl Zweben, Co-Chairs
Farm to Tray 2016
Our Farm to Tray event on May 19th was a joyful celebration where we raised nearly $500,000 in cash and in-kind support, and we are grateful to our supporters for making it one of the most successful fundraisers at the Soup Kitchen.
Event attendees enjoyed the delicious food prepared by some of NYC’s most talented chefs! Thanks to their gift of time and talent the funds raised go directly to thousands of well-balanced meals a day we serve every week.
Special thanks to our our honorees Ian Frazier and Deacon Bob for their gifts of time and talent throughout many years of dedication to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
It was the generous collaboration of the dozens of corporate, event, beverage, food and silent auction sponsors and host committee members that showed once again what a dynamic community of friends our soup kitchen is fortunate to have. It’s a community built on the foundation of hard working volunteers, whom we are grateful to as well. We are truly heartened to know that New York’s most vulnerable will continue to be held in compassion by so many supporters like you.
Farm to Tray 2015
Our community of supporters helped attract nearly 400 guests, raised over $300,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 19 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More
Farm to Tray 2014
Our community of supporters helped attract over 300 guests, raised over $185,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 22 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More
Farm to Tray 2013
Our community of supporters helped attract over 300 guests, raised over $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 22 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More
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Sara Pandolfi & Co
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
at Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6 pm VIP Cocktail Reception
7-9 pm General Admission