Photo Flash: Isabel Keating, Jeremy Shamos and More Bring Awareness to Food Inequality in NYC

On the night of Monday, April 27th, top Zagat-rated restaurant, Tocqueville, on Union Square was transformed into an extraordinary showcase for star-studded dinner theater to raise awareness of food inequality and its implications for health in New York City. Hosted by nonprofit Students for Service, on behalf of its Teens for Food Justice Initiative, the evening featured performances of three world-premier short plays and a song, written by acclaimed playwrights and composers, and performed, at-table, by stars of stage, screen, and television.

Jeremy Shamos, Nina Hellman, Zakiyaah Alexander, Douglas Carter Beane, Isabel Keating, Florencia Lorenzo and Eli Bolin

Jeremy Shamos, Nina Hellman, Zakiyyah Alexander, Douglas Carter Beane, Isabel Keating, Florencia Lazano, Eli Bolin

The plays addressed, both humorously and seriously, themes key to the mission of Teens for Food Justice, such as lack of access to affordable, healthy food in communities across our city and the resulting impact on human and fiscal health, the need for a sustainable approach to urban agriculture in today’s food culture, and training youth to be our next generation of leaders for positive social change.

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Teens for Food Justice board chair, Tara Swibel; co-founder and CEO, Katherine Soll; co-founder and board member, Chana Chenfeld

Students for Service board chair, Tara Swibel; co-founder and CEO, Katherine Soll; co-founder and board member, Chana Chenfeld

 

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