ADVISORY/Rock and Wrap It Up! Honors Allman Brothers Band, Chef David Bouley, and Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity at 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner; Thursday, June 12 - at Pier Sixty in NYC.
ADVISORY...for Thursday (June 12)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2003
Acoustic Musical Performance by Warren Haynes
WHO: Rock and Wrap It Up! (http://www.rockandwrapitup.org) an international volunteer food recovery service and think tank aiding in the fight to alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world will hold its third annual benefit on Thursday, June 12, 2003 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM at Pier Sixty in New York City. This year's honorees include: The Allman Brothers Band, Chef David Bouley, Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity. For ticket information call 877-691-FOOD. Rock and Wrap It Up! has more than 4,000 volunteers covering 500 cities. Since its creation in 1994, more than 5,000,000 pounds of food have been picked up, feeding more than 14,000,000 people. WHAT: The Allman Brothers Band will receive the Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award, named in honor of Rock and Wrap It Up! founder's parents, both of whom survived concentration camps in Nazi Germany. The Allman Brothers joined with Rock and Wrap It UP! in October 1995, and was one of the first groups to help fight hunger through Rock and Wrap It Up! They have been inspirational, physical and financial supporters of the work of Rock and Wrap It Up! Their efforts and those of Bert Holman their Manager, has led to tens of thousands being fed with their backstage leftovers. Dozens of other bands have been motivated to join Rock and Wrap It Up! Allman Brothers Band guitarist and producer Warren Haynes will accept the Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award on behalf of the band. Haynes will also be on hand for a rare solo acoustic performance. Chef and Restaurateur David Bouley will receive the Jay Magazine Award of Excellence, created in memory of the former Director of Catering for Windows on the World at the World Trade Center, who perished on 9/11/01. Immediately, David Bouley, whose business was one block from the WTC, mobilized his restaurant and resources to become an emergency mess hall providing over 1,00,000 meals for Ground Zero recovery workers. Jay Magazine was an active member and booster of Rock and Wrap It Up! along with its projects and mission to feed the needy. Pi Lambda Phi became the first Fraternity to adopt a global community service component to their creed for their Alumni and Brotherhood, and they are receiving the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Award. The fraternity's focus was to work with the needy and they selected Rock and Wrap It Up! as its partner organization to help fight hunger. Forty-Seven college and university chapters are now working to help feed those who hunger. The Late Bill Emerson, United States Congressman, wanted to feed more hungry people in this country, so he wrote and helped push through the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act - cornerstone legislation for all perishable food programs, that was enacted after his death by President Bill Clinton in November 1996. Its passage and implementation continue to feed millions more hungry each year. All donors to RWU are protected from liability by The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act. WHEN: Thursday, June 12, 2003 6:30 p.m - 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Pier Sixty Chelsea Piers, NYC WHY: Rock and Wrap It Up! encourages bands to incorporate a rider into their contract that indicates their request for all edible leftover food to go to a local soup kitchen or shelter, and then arranges for the removal. It also works with existing local perishable food programs such as America's Second Harvest, food collection and rescue services. Current tours contracting food recovery with Rock and Wrap it Up! in their rider include: Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne, Matchbox Twenty, Elton John and Billy Joel. Rock and Wrap It Up! Project It's A Wrap has begun working in the film industry and Revere Pictures became the first production company to encourage food recovery from their film shoots. The organization continues to develop its school and college programs. It currently partners with Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity and the National Society of Colligate Scholars. Rock and Wrap It Up! was founded by Syd Mandelbaum to honor his parents' survival from Nazi concentration camps. As a scientist, he is best known for heading the American team that did the DNA Genetic Sequencing of Anna Anderson's hair-- disproving the relationship to the Czar and Czarina Romanov. Mandelbaum also founded the first DNA roundtable seminar series, New York and Boston, 1989 to help police departments' better use DNA in prosecuting rape and murder cases; introduced homerun measurement to Major League baseball in 1991; and to stop future holocausts, in 1981, he started the videotaping of Holocaust survivors and camp liberators. In 2002, Mandelbaum was named as a finalist in the New York Post's "Liberty Awards."
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