Change background color

How do I change to the background color using the #f9fc05 color code.  The assignment says to use the style="background-color:color number" property, but the syntax in the code pasted below is incorrect.  Please advise.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

<title>Lab 2-1</title>

<a style="background-color:#f9fc05"></a> 

<img src="fooddrivelogo.gif" />

<h1><center>Wanted: Community Food Drive Volunteers</center></h1>

<p>Please Help!</p>

<h2>The most needed non-perishable foods are:</h2>

	<li>Canned vegatables, fruit, meats, and fish</li>
	<li>Pasta and tomato sauce</li>
	<li>Cereal or oatmeal</li>
	<li>Powedered milk</li>


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Michael KnightCommented:
<body style="background-color:#f9fc05;">


<a style="background-color:#f9fc05;"></a>
rtod2Author Commented:
outstanding, thank you!
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