On March 10, 2015, nearly 350 supporters of the Pantry came to Gotham Hall for our 2015 Fill the Bag Benefit. This year our honorees included
Linda E. Holt and Wells Fargo. Linda was the recipient of The Estée Lauder Companies Distinguished Volunteer Award and Wells Fargo received
the Corporate Partner Award. We were proud to celebrate their achievements and recognize their contributions to ending hunger in our city.
Mistress of Ceremonies Cheryl Wills
Cheryl Wills of NY1 served as our Mistress of Ceremonies, welcomed the night's guests, and announced that Noby Rivera, NYCP Food Programs Associate, would
be named NY'er of the week. Instead of showing a video, this year we curated a community parade, which included staff, Pantry members, donors,
and supporters to show our guests the integral nature of the Pantry.
The evening also included a digital silent auction, wine wall, and paddle raise. We are happy to share that the evening raised over $705,000
to support the Pantry's vital work.
The event received photo coverage courtesy of Bill Cunningham in The New York Times, which can be seen here
Additional pictures of the night can be found by visiting
our facebook page
Guests participating in our Paddle Raise
Pantry member Michelle Vierra sharing how NYCP
has impacted her life
Guests mingling during the cocktail hour and
perusing the Silent Auction
Successful paddle raise