July 10, 2023, New York: In celebration of the second season of the hit series “The Bear,” several cast members teamed up with Disney and Feeding America to make special visits to partner food banks in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, where they could provide nutritious food to families in need. Fans of the series who have a deep knowledge and appreciation of food at a professional level have related to “The Bear” and hailed its creators for their unique and poignant representation of restaurants and the hospitality industry. For over 10 years, Disney — the parent company of FX and Hulu — has teamed up with Feeding America in its effort to end hunger in the United States, and to date, it has provided millions of meals to children and families in need of support. This year, Disney will donate approximately 450,000 meals across three major food banks: Food Bank For New York City, The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Greater Chicago Food Depository.
About Food Bank For New York City
Since 1983, Food Bank For New York City has been focused on empowering every New Yorker with the right tools, resources and skills they need to achieve food security for good. Equipped with the unique perspective that comes with being for and of this city, our approach is designed to activate our growing network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to tackle the root causes of food insecurity across the five boroughs. Driven by our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good, we harness the collective power of our network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to activate the right resources, supports, and expertise across the five boroughs. Our work with more than 800 soup kitchens, food pantries, and campus partners provides immediate and reliable access to food and nutrition education, while our economic empowerment programs give people the tools and know-how to improve their financial wellness. Community by community, we work together to make progress on a more hopeful, dignified, and equitable future for all.