Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna lights the Empire State Building for ‘Share Lunch, Fight Hunger’ campaign


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In a historic moment, Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna lit up the iconic Empire State Building here in green to to honor City Harvest’s “Share Lunch, Fight Hunger” Campaign on May 7.

“What an honor! Today I lit up the world’s most iconic building — The Empire State,” 52-year-old Khanna said in a post on X Tuesday. “In honor of @CityHarvest and our culture. Every year 100 people light up the building and being one of them is like being a part of the history,” he said.

Empire State Building Green Color In Partnership with City Harvest in honor of City Harvest Hunger Action Month Empire State Building Green Color for City Harvest

Earlier in the day, Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna visited the “World’s Most Famous Building” to flip the famous switch in a special lighting ceremony. The “MasterChef India” star toured ESB’s Observatory Experience after the ceremony, and stopped for photos throughout its immersive exhibits on the way up to the iconic 86th and 102nd Floor Observatories.

Thousands of corporations and individuals in New York City join ‘Share Lunch Fight Hunger’ with the goal of raising awareness and crucial funds to help City Harvest rescue and deliver nutritious food for families during the summer months, when access to free school meals may become limited. This year’s campaign is running from May 6 to May 17, 2024.

As the world’s tallest building, the Empire State Building quickly has become an acclaimed tourist attraction. People from across the world flock to the building, paying 10 cents to peer through a telescope at New York City.

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