|By PR Newswire||
|September 4, 2012 06:05 PM EDT||
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMI Food Group to hold its 9th annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest on Saturday, September 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Smorgasburg, located at 27 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Proceeds from this annual event benefit Food Bank For New York City.
Last year, TMI raised $44,200 for the Food Bank, which provided 230,000 meals to assist the 1.4 million people in New York that rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. TMI will be donating at least $40,000 to the Food Bank again this year.
"Food Bank For New York City is very grateful to TMI Food Group for their ongoing support and for helping to bring much needed visibility to the issue of hunger in New York City," said Margarette Purvis, President & CEO, Food Bank For New York City. "This year alone, New York City's food pantries and soup kitchens have lost 11 million meals due to federal spending cuts in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) while three million New Yorkers struggle just to put food on the table. The funds raised by this event will certainly help."
The event is open to the public and admission is free. Registration for the contest is $20.00 and is open to both men and women. The deadline for registration is September 5, 2012. More than 50 men and women participated in the dumpling-eating contest last year, consuming more than 1,000 dumplings.
The first place winner of each the men's and women's division will receive $1,000, second place, $500 and third place, $300. The man and woman that eat the most dumplings in two minutes also will receive the same number of East River Ferry tickets as the number of dumplings eaten. Last year the winning man ate 69 dumplings, while the winning lady ate 37.
Attendees who do not participate in the contest can still help support the Food Bank. Proceeds from dumplings purchased at the Chef One dumpling booth also will go to the Food Bank. Everyone who purchases dumplings will be entered into a drawing to win East River Ferry tickets.
Prior to the event, anyone can guess the number of dumplings the contest winner will eat on the company's Facebook for a chance to win $100. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ChefOneCorp or call 718-744-6999 for more information.
About TMI food Group:
TMI Food Group is comprised of five subsidiaries: Twin Marquis Inc., Chef One Corp., Tang's Natural, TMI Trading Corporation and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (BCGA). The company was formed with one core principle: to provide our customers with high quality, "made in New York" food products.
Twin Marquis is one of the largest noodle and wrapper manufacturers on the East Coast. The company is one of the first companies in the sector to achieve kosher certification.
Chef One is a USDA-certified manufacturer of delicious and authentic appetizers including dumplings, sui mei, and spring rolls. Chef One manufactures healthy dumplings featuring precooked products that are low in cholesterol and do not contain MSG or trans-fat.
Tang's Natural's products are made with the finest all natural ingredients. The company uses Bell & Evans natural chicken for its dim sum. The precooked whole wheat noodles and appetizers are its specialty.
TMI Trading is a distribution and trading company that acquires innovative and delicious products from across the globe, such as Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and China. These products include Bubble Milk Tea, Oat Crackers, Yeo's sauce and drinks, Honey Tea, Instant Coffee or Tea Mix, and many others. The company is the largest Bubble Milk Tea distributor on the East Coast.
Bruce Cost Fresh Ginger, Ginger Ale is unfiltered and made entirely from fresh ginger and pure cane sugar. It is available in three flavors: Original, Pomegranate with Hibiscus and Jasmine Green Tea.
About the Food Bank For New York City: Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank's hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at www.foodbanknyc.org.
SOURCE TMI Food Group