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Hands for Hunger prepares for Third AnnualParadise Plates

Hands For Hunger is gearing up for its third annual fundraiser, Paradise Plates, scheduled to take place on May 21, 2011 at the Atlantis Crown Ballroom.

The creatively presented event showcases a lavish array of gourmet food prepared by chefs from Nassau’s premier restaurants, fine wine and spirits and live entertainment, with all proceeds benefitting Hands For Hunger, the non-profit, humanitarian organization committed to the elimination of hunger and the reduction of food waste in The Bahamas.

Last year, Paradise Plates served-up an unforgettable evening to the more than 450 hundred guests who came out in a large show of support to help fight hunger in The Bahamas.

“Hands for Hunger is extremely pleased and humbled by the continued success of Paradise Plates,”said Ashley Lepine, Executive Director, Hands For Hunger.”Based on the event’s popularity and the positive feedback we continue to receive, we plan on making this year’s fundraiser even larger. Many of our participants are planning to join us again and we will also be featuring new restaurants, chefs and their signature dishes. It promises to be another wonderful evening.”

All proceeds from Paradise Plates will go to Hands For Hunger and its food rescue program. Each day, Hands For Hunger picks up fresh, high quality food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to community centers, shelters, churches and soup kitchens throughout New Providence.

Since operations began in March of 2009, H4H has already distributed over 230,000 lbs of food to those in need(approximately equal to 230,000 meals served)and prevented more than 400 tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

“Hunger is a solvable problem. It is a fact that there is more than enough food on this island to amply feed every single woman, man and child. Hands For Hunger functions to connect this excess supply with the unmet, ever growing need through the more equitable and efficient distribution of resources,”said Alanna Rodgers, Founder and Program Coordinator of Hands For Hunger.”The proceeds raised from Paradise Plates will go directly to helping us feed the hungry in our community.”

The amazing array of lavish food and drink is complemented by a silent auction, raffle, live entertainment and beautiful décor. For more information call or email at 327-1660 ext. 241 or

Hands For Hunger was started by a group of Bahamian student leaders in early 2008, who were and still are, committed to making a difference in the world. The organization is a registered, not-for-profit charity(#57211 C)that relies on donations from community groups, foundations, corporations and the general public. They are led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. For more information on Hands For Hunger to volunteer or make a donation call 327-1660 ext. 241 or visit

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