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It wasn't the Russian Tea Room's famed Chicken Kiev, but some of New York's underprivileged got to dine on Chicken Stew prepared by the Russian Tea Room's renowned Chef Mark Taxiera using canned vegetables donated by Wakefern Food Corp., the Keasbey, N.J.-based wholesaler that services ShopRite stores.


To mark the 40th anniversary of its Can Can Sale promotion, this year Wakefern donated 40,000 cans for food to local food banks in six states, including the Food Bank for New York City.

Since the Russian Team Room is a member of the Food Bank's Culinary Council, which seeks to raise funds and awareness of food poverty in New York, Chef Taxiera decided to use some of the donated products to create a hot meal. Taxiera, along with Wakefern executives, served the Chicken Stew to 600 people at the Food Bank's Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of West Harlem in mid-January.
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Title Annotation:TRADE TALK
Author:Turcsik, Richard
Publication:Grocery Headquarters
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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