Saturday, July 21, 1-5pm. Tickets go on sale June 22nd
About the 2012 Beneficiary: Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.
About the Site Host: 630 Flushing
Acumen Capital Partners is welcoming the Cookoff to their new home in the former Pfizer headquarters on Flushing Avenue in South Williamsburg. This property which spans a city block with indoor and outdoor space is becoming a center for burgeoning Brooklyn food businesses including McClure’s Pickles, Brooklyn Soda Works, Steve’s Ice Cream and Madécasse.
About the Lead Sponsor: Kelso Beer Company
Brooklyn based brewery, Kelso Beer Company, has been a proud sponsor of the Cookoff for the past four years and are great supporters of many local organizations helping to improve the community. They brew a great selections of beers that you can find at a bar near you. Check out kelsoofbrooklyn.com for more information.