The Russian Tea Room Supports Food Bank at the James Beard House in New York City
The Russian Tea Room is honored to host Food Bank For New York City’s annual Toast & Jam event at the James Beard House on June 5. This reception recognizes Food Bank’s most generous donors, whose support enables them to help provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.
“We’ve had a long relationship with the Food Bank, and strongly believe in the good work they do,” says Ken Biberaj of The Russian Tea Room. “Hunger is a year-round issue and recent budget cuts have made it even harder to serve the 1 in 5 New Yorkers who rely on the Food Bank on a daily basis. We all need to do our part.”
The Russian Tea Room (150 West 57th, 212-581-7100, www.russiantearoomnyc.com/) has been a New York institution for more than 80 years, with its red leather banquets and beautiful chandeliers evoking plenty of Old World charm. It continues to be a cultural epicenter and meeting place for artists, writers, politicians and stars, who come out to dine on both classic and modern Russian cuisine.
Food Bank For New York City (212-566-7855, 39 Broadway, www.foodbanknyc.org) has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization for 29 years, working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. The Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education. They distribute food to a network of more than 1,000 community-based member programs.
The James Beard Foundation (212-675-4984, 167 West 12th Street, www.jamesbeard.org) helps celebrate, preserve, and nurture America's culinary heritage and future. Their diverse programs celebrate the legacy of James Beard through elegant guest-chef dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City, scholarships for aspiring culinary students, educational conferences and industry awards.