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Fairway Market Announces Its Sponsorship Of The 2013 LIKosher BBQ Championship & Food Festival Supporting Local Charities & Food Banks

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Fairway Market Announces Its Sponsorship Of The 2013 LI Kosher BBQ Championship And Food Festival Supporting Local Charities And Food Banks, Including Long Island Cares.

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Westbury, NY - May 28th, 2013 - The Finest Fall Off The Bone Ribs, The Tastiest Chicken, The Most Mouthwatering Brisket and The Best Beans, are among the categories for the Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship sponsored, again this year by Fairway Markets. The event, which debuted last year, will be held at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. and will once again, raise funds and awareness for hunger relief on Long Island. Team registration is currently underway and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
 
The 2013 Long Island Kosher BBQ and Food Festival is expected to include more than 30 teams competing in categories including Best Brisket, Best Beans, Best Chicken, Best Ribs, Most Original Team Name and Best Booth Decoration. Teams from Atlanta, Washington DC, Connecticut, and the entire New York metropolitan area have already signed up. New for 2013, this year's event will include a food festival where a variety of food vendors will highlight the best in kosher food allowing visitors to sample a wide array of kosher delicacies.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to locally-based hunger relief charities including Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Interfaith Nutrition Network, and Rock Can Roll.  For information, visit www.likosherbbq.org
 
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980.  Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.

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