NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Next weekend is the annual Taste of the Upper West Side.

The food-based fundraiser brings about 80 restaurants and it’s all for a good cause.

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Greg Silverman, executive director of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and Nicole Paynter, deputy director of the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District stopped by to discuss it.

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The kickoff takes place on Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets.

This year’s honoree is the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, a supermarket-style food pantry.

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For more information about the Taste of the Upper West Side, click here. For more information about the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, click here.