PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
2014

FeedingNYC Announces Twelfth Annual Event Providing Thanksgiving Dinner to New York City Families in Need

Since 2001, FeedingNYC has delivered over 25,000 meals throughout all five boroughs

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FeedingNYC, a local non-profit initiative, today announced plans for its annual FeedingNYC event on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. On this day, LivePerson (the premier sponsor of FeedingNYC) employees and over 400 FeedingNYC volunteers will pack and hand-deliver Thanksgiving meals to thousands of families in need throughout New York City.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/NY24753LOGO-a)

For the past twelve years, in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, volunteers of FeedingNYC and friends and family of its premier sponsor LivePerson, gather to package and load complete Thanksgiving meals, which are then hand-delivered to shelters throughout the city. The shelters include those partnered with the Domestic Violence Police Program, Women in Need and City Harvest. To date, more than 25,000 Thanksgiving meals have been distributed to families facing hunger during the holiday season.

"The number of families in need remains consistently high across New York City," said Rob LoCascio, Founder of FeedingNYC and Founder and CEO of LivePerson. "Our mission at FeedingNYC is to connect with these families and bring some much needed support and encouragement by delivering a Thanksgiving meal to their doorstep. We encourage our friends in the NYC community to get involved, and if you can't volunteer, please visit the FeedingNYC website and donate if you can. Every little bit helps, and thanks to the dedication and generosity of our volunteers and sponsors, we are able to feed nearly 3,000 families in need this year."

There has been tremendous support from volunteers to help package and deliver meals on the day of the event, but the organization is still accepting donations. To make a donation, please go to: www.crowdrise.com/feedingnyc2013. For more information on FeedingNYC please visit http://www.feedingnyc.org

This year, FeedingNYC will once again be headquartered at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Volunteers will arrive at 6:00 AM to begin packing boxes provided by Manhattan Mini Storage with turkeys and fixings and then load them onto large trucks for delivery by noon. FlatRate Moving® is partnering with FeedingNYC to distribute the meals to shelters around New York City throughout the day. With the generous support of Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan Mini Storage, FlatRate Moving, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Wegman's, Proskauer Rose LLP, StructuredWeb, MonsterSavings.com, JoyRide Coffee Distributors, Apttus Corporation, Zuora, William Gallagher Associates, and BBR Partners, BDO USA, LLP, among many others, FeedingNYC will feed nearly 3,000 disadvantaged families this year.

For more information on LivePerson Cares and its affiliate programs, please visit: http://www.liveperson.com/about/lp-cares.

About FeedingNYC
FeedingNYC is an annual charity event sponsored by The Dream Big Foundation, a non-profit organization that was conceived by LivePerson CEO Rob LoCascio in the aftermath of 9/11 when the employees and friends of LivePerson first assembled and hand-delivered turkey dinners to disadvantaged families around New York for Thanksgiving. With the support of the local community and corporate sponsors, the project which began with serving 40 families in Harlem in 2001 has since grown to deliver meals to more than 25,000 families throughout the five boroughs to date. Please visit www.feedingnyc.org to learn how to get involved. 

About LivePerson
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.

More than 8,500 companies rely on LivePerson's platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz.

LivePerson received the CODiE award for Best Content Management Solution in 2012 and for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011.  LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, London and Melbourne.

Media Contacts
Erin Kang
FeedingNYC, LivePerson
ekang@liveperson.com
917-214-6349

SOURCE LivePerson, Inc.



RELATED LINKS
http://www.liveperson.com

Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn
 

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

 
 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

 
 

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.

 
Area to test

Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Login
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release