NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world's fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can't afford even basic meat-and-potato meals.
This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, including $80-a-pound foie gras (fwah-GRAH') and duck.
When the show ended Tuesday, volunteers descended on mountains of artisanal cheeses, salsas and jams, plus chocolate, olive oil and other items donated by many of the purveyors from 49 countries.
A half-dozen tractor-trailers delivered the food to pantries and community programs.
The giveaway is a joint effort by the Specialty Food Association that produces the show and the City Harvest anti-hunger nonprofit that delivers basic foods daily to New Yorkers.