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On Thursday November 7, 2019, St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters held its 20th Annual "Doodle For Hunger®" Celebrity Art Auction and Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.

Doodle for Hunger is a fun and exciting auction of signed, original works of art - aka "doodles" - by actors, entertainers, athletes, politicians and business celebrities. Hosted by Ernie Anastos, news anchor of Fox 5 NY, this high-profile and highly anticipated occasion included an elegant cocktail party with buffet, "Doodle" preview and silent and live auctions. The live auction was led by professional auctioneer Kathleen Guzman and actor Tony Lo Bianco.

Our Guest of Honor this year was James O'Neill, City of New York Police Commissioner. Our special musical guest was actor/entertainer Joe Piscopo.

As always, proceeds from all auctions - Doodle or otherwise - benefits the clients who depend on St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.

Thank you to all of our guests, hosts, entertainers and attendees for another amazing event!

As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words. Well, we have two photo albums of this amazing 20th anniversery event below:

Slideshow by photographer Annie Watt:

Slideshow by photographer Howard Wexler:

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