Serving as City Harvest’s most important fundraising event, the annual gala brings together NYC’s high profile individuals, influencers, and celebrities to fight hunger. Chef supporters have included Eric Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, Tom Colicchio, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Donatella Arpaia, Michael White and Ted Allen. The 2017 gala raised nearly $2.7 million dollars, enough to help feed nearly 9,860 New York City families for a year.