April 20, 2009

Stars line up for NYC Food Bank gala

Michael Stipe, Stanley Tucci and Mario Batali have agreed to help out with the Food Bank for New York City's 6th annual Can-Do Awards Dinner, organizers said.

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and the Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger are to be honored at Tuesday's event at Abigail Kirsch's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Stipe is to serve as honorary dinner chair, Tucci as master of ceremonies, Batali and Susan Cahn as co-chairs and Billy Harris as auctioneer.

Other celebrities expected to attend the dinner are Tom Colicchio, Katie Ford, Katie Lee Joel, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Bracco, Helena Christiansen and Christy Turlington.