Every year, Food Bank For New York City provides city dwellers in need with 64 million free meals. This fall marked the independent non-profit organization’s 10th annual Go Orange to End Hunger campaign, for which supporters—like Food Bank Board member Mario Batali and fellow chefs Michael Symon and Carla Hall (pictured below)—wear the bright hue in order to spread awareness for the 1.4 million New Yorkers who rely on soup kitchens and food pantries to eat.
ICYMI last night, Batali, Symon, and Hall were all on-hand to light the Empire State Building orange in honor of the cause. Each encouraged bystanders to get involved in the fight against hunger: “Be aware of how much waste we have in this country… look around and realize that you can go to your food bank and donate food, which is invaluable to food banks,” Hall told the crowd.
Soak up the building’s orange glow with the above photo, and visit foodbanknyc.org/goorange to learn more about the campaign.