Community FoodBank Hosts ‘Night of 100,000 Meals’ June 6; Cocktail Reception Benefits Hungry Kids in Three Counties

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The Community FoodBank of New Jersey—Southern Branch will host a cocktail reception Wednesday, June 6, to benefit hungry children in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.

“Night of 100,000 Meals for Hungry Kids,” will run 6-9 p.m., at the FoodBank’s Egg Harbor Township facility, and feature inventive selections from top area chefs, sumptuous spirits and (live) entertainment. Attendees will have the chance to see the full scope of FoodBank services and sample dishes created from typical FoodBank ingredients.

“We invite area residents to learn more about our mission and join us in the war against childhood hunger,” said Richard Uniacke, vice president of the Southern Branch.

Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties rank as number one, two and four respectively in childhood hunger rates in New Jersey. We hope to raise $30,000, which will allow us to provide 100,000 meals for local children.”

Participating restaurants and chefs include: Assagio!, Galloway Twp; Dock's Oyster House and Cuba Libre, Atlantic City; Chef Pam Green, Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel; Chef Kelsey Jackson of Kelsey and Kim’s and Kelsey’s, and Chef Willie Lewis, Kelsey’s, Atlantic City; Chef Will Myers, Egg Harbor Twp./Acosta, Eastern Pa.; Chef and manager Antonio “Tony” Cannuscio, Little Italy restaurants, Northfield, Wildwood and Cape May; Chef Demetrios Haronis, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City; Chef Kenny Trout, corporate chef, Icahn Hospitality, The Carriage House and Gourmet Italian Cuisine, Galloway Twp.; and Chef David Goldstein, FoodBank board member and board chairman, Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey. Lovely libations donated by Tito's Vodka, Cape May Brewing and Shannon Ridge Wines.

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