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. The event, hosted at Cipriani 42nd Street, features an elegant dinner and live and silent auctions. Past attendees have included David Arquette, Chelsea Clinton, Richard Gere, John Legend, Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Olsen, and Martha Stewart. 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.