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[dropcast form=”square” color=”#f97f12″ fontcolor=”#ffffff”]O[/dropcast] n Tuesday, May 13, beneath the spectacular vaulted ceilings of Roulette in Brooklyn Heights, 150 people came together to make our Fifth Annual Planter Awards a success. We are proud to announce that we raised more than $74,000! The night’s honorees; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Taste of the NFL, represented by Wayne Kostroski, delivered very inspirational words and solidified their unwavering support to the families of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. “Without support from generous people like our sponsors and guests tonight, we could never provide our full scope of critical services,” said Dr. Melony Samuels, Executive Director of BSCAH, as she addressed attendees.

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The Planter Awards recognized many people – including BSCAH’s staff members, volunteers, and donors – who make life-changing outcomes possible for children and families in need. Perhaps the most emotional part of the evening was a speech from Tiffany Bobb-Semple, a teen-intern at BSCAH. Tiffany spoke about her journey from being an undocumented child to now serving as sophomore class president at Medgar Evers College. While guests celebrated Tiffany’s success, a film presented by producer Rod Simons exposed the major vulnerabilities and the truth of food insecurity among our city’s most defenseless.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support BSCAH’S efforts to deliver hope and success across New York City. In addition to the Presenting Sponsor, WellCare and Gold Sponsor Leslie and Bob Cusumano, the event was generously supported by Silver Sponsors Health First, HealthPlus, Forest City Ratner Companies and Transport Workers Union.