New York City food festival fights to end hunger

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Culinary greats and amateur foodies gathered in NYC recently to eat, drink and end hunger.

It's all for the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola.

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The charity event partners with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and the Food Bank for New York City.

$9.5 million was raised this year through over 90 events across NYC.

100 percent of the money raised will go to those organizations to help end the fight against hungry.

The No Kid Hungry campaign aims to eliminate child hunger in America, while challenging the public to make it a national priority.

The crowds were huge for NYCWFF, check it out:

It provides nutritious food and teaches families how to cook healthy and affordable meals.

The Food Bank for NYC has been the city's major hunger relief organization for over 30 years.

It provides meals to the neediest communities while raising awareness.

To learn more about these organizations head to nycwff.org/charity-partners/.

Click through the gallery to see more from the 2016 NYCWFF:

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A dish is served at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Gekkeikan Sake staff poses for a photo during Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of appetizers at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of a dish prepared at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Andrew Zimmern hosts Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of a dish prepared at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A display of utensils for guests at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern at Metropolitan West on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Anne Burrell (L) and New York City Wine & Food Festival Founder & Executive Director Lee Brian Schrager attend the Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Bobby Flay and Michael Symon presented by Thrillist sponsored by National Beef & Pat LaFrieda Meats during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 92 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of Empanada Mania t-shirts are seen at the Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Bobby Flay and Michael Symon presented by Thrillist sponsored by National Beef & Pat LaFrieda Meats during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Pier 92 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Smoked Apple Cidar Bourbon Jello Shots served at Wingin' It hosted by Jaymee Sire at Hill Country Brooklyn on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Scott Conant poses during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of flowers for cake decorating at Cake Decorating Master Class hosted by Sylvia Weinstock at Institute of Culinary Education on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Sylvia Weinstock hosts Cake Decorating Master Class at Institute of Culinary Education on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A chef presents oysters at Oyster Bash presented by The Lobster Place sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Emeril Lagassepart of LOCAL presented by Delta Air Lines at The Standard Highline on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A dish being prepared by Chef Michael Anthony at V is for Vegetables: A Master Class hosted by Michael Anthony at Institute of Culinary Education on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A dish by Chef Michael Anthony at V is for Vegetables: A Master Class hosted by Michael Anthony at Institute of Culinary Education on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Oysters by Midnights on display at Oyster Bash presented by The Lobster Place sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Emeril Lagassepart of LOCAL presented by Delta Air Lines at The Standard Highline on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Geoffrey Zakarian poses during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Matt Aita prepares a dish at A Brunch with Craftsman and Wolves at Chefs Club by Food & Wine on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef William Werner prepares his dish, The Rebel within at A Brunch with Craftsman and Wolves at Chefs Club by Food & Wine on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Robert Irvine on stage during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Chef Katie Lee on stage during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Cupcakes from Sugaree's Bakery on display during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
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