Food Network Stars Give Back

by in View All Posts, March 9th, 2011
Guy Fieri
Guy is one of many chefs giving back.

Many Food Network stars contribute to local causes as well as national charities close to their hearts. A few recent sightings…

This past weekend, Guy Fieri cooked with students from more than a dozen Chicago area schools to benefit the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program. The students worked with Guy preparing appetizers to be served at a reception. CCAP works with students across the country interested in pursuing a culinary career and offers scholarships, job training and internships.

Chef Giada DeLaurentiis is visiting schools in South Carolina to film an effort that’s bringing food to hungry children. Every Friday the Back the Pack program adds non perishable items to the backpacks of children who need food for their weekend at home. Educators in the area realized the need when many children would ask for seconds and wrap part of their meal to take home. Meetings with counselors and other school workers led to the discovery that one in 17 students leave school on Fridays without another full meal until they return on Monday. During her visit, Giada will tour a local school where children receive the packs and meet with high school students who participate in a warehouse distribution course where they pack and then ship the items to elementary and middle school students in the area.

Saturday, April 23rd Chef Duff Goldman will be in Richmond Kentucky for an event to benefit the Grace Now Food Pantry. The organization was started by a local church and provided 90,000 food items to about 1,100 families last year. The event will include a cake decorating competition for amateurs and professionals. Amateurs can compete in different categories, one for adults and two for youngsters, ages 17-13 and 12-6. Professionals may enter in three classes: tiered, holiday/special occasion and sculpted.  For more information on the rules and cost of the event, or to purchase tickets you can visit the organization’s website,

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  3. Blah says:

    I'm glad that food network chefs are giving to the poor, homeless, and hungry. It can really make a difference for someone. They are puuting their money to good use.
    Hip Hip Hooray for Guy, Giada, and Duff!!
    Yours Truly,

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  5. give back says:

    Its always nice to see celebrities (chefs, actors, musicians, or otherwise) giving back to the community. It helps the raise the overall level of compassion in this world and I commend them for it. Here's some interesting videos about celebrities that give back. It's always so great to see. If only they all knew how much their actions affected the rest of us. They may not be political or military leaders, but they certainly are social leaders with more influence than they probably understand.

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  9. Nleaven says:

    More information on The Careers Through Culinary Arts Program can be found at
    Follow them on Twitter @ccapinc and on Facebook
    A great cause a they have wonderful opportunities to get involved.

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