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On The Road: Tastes of the World

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In a community like DishandDine that celebrates the pure pleasure of good food, it's even more important to remember there are those who struggle each day to put any food on the table. Here you can link to charities like The Food Bank For New York City, Yum-o!™, and Share Our Strength®. These are organizations committed, with your help, to ending the tragedy of hunger. Join in their effort, DishandDiners!

Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983 with the goal to get large quantities of food to local organizations serving the poor throughout the five boroughs. During our first year, the Food Bank distributed 500,000 pounds of food to 95 food assistance programs. Today, as the city's major supplier of food to a network more than 1,000 programs, the Food Bank procures, store and distributes more than 50 million of pounds of food every year - helping to provide 300,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.


Launched in 2006 by Rachael Ray, Yum-o!™ is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships. Yum-o!’s three core work areas are:

COOK – Educating kids and their families about food and cooking

FEED – Feeding hungry American kids

FUND – Funding cooking education and scholarships

Through these work areas, Yum-o! educates kids and their families about food and cooking by offering an interactive website – – that enables young cooks to get started in the kitchen and try out family-friendly recipes; teams up with partner organizations to feed hungry children; and funds innovative cooking programs in schools and educational opportunities for kids who are interested in pursuing a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Share Our Strength®

Share Our Strength® is a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®, Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline®. For more information, please visit