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Join us for our 5th annual sustainable food benefit.

May 18, 2017


Whole Foods

Patrick Athy and Timothy Higdon
Founding Farm to Tray Partners

6pm VIP Reception / 7pm General Admission
296 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001



Diamond Tray Ticket


  • Feeds 500 guests a filling, nutritionally balanced meal for 1 day
  • 1 VIP ticket and gift bag, 1 complimentary quarter-page ad ($250 value), an exclusive Farm to Tray apron signed by the chefs, name listed in journal

Platinum Tray Ticket


  • Keeps our social services program stocked with health & hygiene kits for 1 month
  • 1 VIP ticket and gift bag, name listed in journal

Gold Tray Ticket


  • Pays for the cost of utilities, including air conditioning and refrigeration, for 1 day
  • 1 VIP ticket and gift bag

Silver Tray Ticket


  • Provides all our guests a farm-to-tray fresh green salad for 1 day
  • 1 general admission ticket, 7pm entry


Contact for inquiries or sponsorship benefits.

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 nearly 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.

Check out new Farm to Tray video

Event Details

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 Reception. Photo Opportunity with Featured Chefs
  • 7-9pm General Admission
  • Silent Auction is available to event attendees and supporters not in attendance. Auction closes May 18th at 8:45 pm. Click here to register.

VIP Reception

ZICO Coconut Water Lounge & Garden Party featuring 17 Summer Restaurant and Kimchi Smoke. Photo opportunity with Culinary Partners

Culinary Partners

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

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Felipe Saint-Martin


Host and Media Committee

Tom Cunningham, Event Chair

Host Committee
Dennis Warlick, Chair

Patrick Athy, Lisa Donoughe, Michael Gilligan, Timothy Higdon, John Indalecio, Ann King, Steve Pandolfi, Helen Rallakis, Lucy Sexton, Jay Sterling, Louise Tranford, Eric Van Guy, Annie Yao, Nadine Yuvienco

Media Committee
Ali Zweben, @unbuttoningpants and Daryl Zweben @unbuttoningpants, Co-Chairs

Jason Baker @jasoneats, Jen Balisi @indulgenteats,  Gillian Caroll @wilbur_eats_bacon, Hidy Chang, Margaret Chen @savorysweetlive, David “Rev” Ciancio @revciancio, Justin Cristaldi @JRCX, Ciro Dalia @challengeingredient, Sarita Dan @saritadan, Lisa Donoughe @watershedcom, Betsy Fischman @BoozeMenus,  Jean Lee @jeaniuseats, Jeremy McCurdy @nycfoodfomo, Sandy Nasif @time_in_bites, Ann Paisley Chandler @annpaisleychandler, @saradish, @estevino59, Dara Pollak @skinnypignyc, Alyson Popola, Michael Puma @gothamburgersocialclub, George Tapinekis @boozeandburgers, @gastronami

Our Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors

Whole Foods

Platinum Sponsor

Agera Energy

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Investor's BankInvestor's Bank

Bronze Sponsors

SAS GraphicsDeutschFluent

Event Sponsors

Give SmartCPAPseltosamarts
Tuck RoomAvenues

Beverage Sponsors

Banville WineZicoMichtersCrop Organic VodkaFarmer's Organic Gin
Bedell CellarsSmith TeaLa MarzoccoSmart WaterToast Ale

Food Sponsors

Union Farealtamarea groupZioKimchi Smoke17 Summer
Semolina PastaVegan RobsFat Witch

Past Events

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.


Ian Frazier and his wife, Jacqueline Carey Photo by Miguel Photography

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.

Please enjoy memories of the 2016 Farm to Tray in this Facebook photo album and the video that was shown at the event.

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
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Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
at Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6 pm VIP Reception
7-9 pm General Admission