God’s Love We Deliver Joins Food Bank For New York City As A Beneficiary Of The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Capital One
– 100% of NYCWFF’s net proceeds benefit New Yorkers affected by severe illness and food poverty –
New York, NY (January 12, 2021) – The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) today announced its new partnership with God’s Love We Deliver, the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. God’s Love We Deliver will join Food Bank For New York City, the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, as a Festival beneficiary with 100% of net proceeds benefitting both organizations.
“We’re thrilled to have God’s Love We Deliver as our new beneficiary alongside Food Bank For New York City,” said Festival Founder & Director, Lee Brian Schrager. “This partnership is important to us because not only do we believe that every New Yorker deserves access to fresh and nourishing meals, but we also believe NYCWFF will serve as a vital platform to amplify both charitable missions by connecting key chefs, culinary leaders, and all New Yorkers to these worthy charitable causes.” “For more than 35 years, God’s Love We Deliver has cooked and home-delivered medically tailored meals to our vulnerable neighbors living with serious illness – more than 2.5 million meals this year alone,” said God’s Love We Deliver President & CEO, Karen Pearl. “This strategic partnership grants us a great opportunity to increase our visibility and reach, and to ensure that all those who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves receive the tailored nutrition – and love – they need with every delivery.”
“Food Bank has been at the forefront of serving New Yorkers in need with compassion and dignity for over 36 years,” said Leslie Gordon, President & CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “We’re proud to have NYCWFF as a mission partner and welcome God’s Love We Deliver as our new partner. It’s always great to work with another organization that loves this city as much as we do, especially one that shares our mission to feed and serve vulnerable communities across all five boroughs.”
“NYCWFF has been an advocate and supporter of the No Kid Hungry campaign for the last 13 years,” said Billy Shore, Founder & Executive Chair of Share Our Strength. “All of us here at Share Our
Strength are grateful for the work and impact NYCWFF has had on our campaign and we cannot wait to see the Festival continue to flourish and inspire during its new partnership with God’s Love We Deliver.”
The Festival, highly regarded as the city’s premier epicurean experience, has raised more than $13.8 million for its charitable causes over the last 13 years. Together with God’s Love We Deliver and Food Bank For New York City, the Festival will now support New Yorkers in their greatest time of need by raising awareness and critical funds for those facing severe illness and food poverty.
The 14th annual NYCWFF will take place October 14 – 17, 2021! Stay up to date by following the conversation along all year on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @NYCWFF.
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Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is hosted by and benefits the God’s Love We Deliver and Food Bank For New York City, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds providing critical funds for New Yorkers facing severe illness and food poverty. To date, the Festival has raised more than $13.8 million for its charitable causes. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. In February 2020, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in New York for the eight year in a row. More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.org. Follow @NYCWFF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, we now serve people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. To support the health and well-being of our clients, we provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, and advocate for food and nutrition support. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, we home-delivered more than 2.4 million medically tailored meals to nearly 10,000 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Food Bank For New York City
Since 1983, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provided more than 80 million free meals last year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put nearly $36 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBankNYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (@FoodBank4NYC).