Key Beneficiaries & Community Partners
Food is a basic necessity and a human right. We believe food can act as a catalyst for social change and social good. To that end, we are working with community organizations to celebrate and elevate their good work within the food system and our local community in their fight against hunger and homelessness, respectively:
2017 Key Beneficiaries:
City Harvest – Join us every Thursday for “Harvest Day” during New York African Restaurant Week. We will donate a percentage of proceeds from prix-fixe menus to City Harvest. In addition, we’ll be teaming up with our chefs to present a Cooking Demo at the City Harvest Mobile Market in Bed-Stuy. To learn more about volunteering with City Harvest, please visit: https://www.cityharvest.org/volunteer/volunteer/
About City Harvest: Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization. City Harvest collects excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, green markets, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, farms, and delivers the food without charge to hungry New Yorkers.
Vocal NY – Join us every Wednesday for “Vocal Day” during New York African Restaurant Week. We will donate a percentage of proceeds from prix-fixe menus to Vocal New York
About Vocal New York: VOCAL New York is a grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, drug use and mass incarceration to fight for healthier and more just communities.
The Hope Program – We’ve partnered with The Hope Program and NYARW participating restaurants to offer 5-week internships to a graduating cohort of students from The Hope Program’s FOODworks initiative. Interns will receive training in food handling, meal preparation, and catering services.
About The Hope Program: HOPE is a workforce development organization that empowers New Yorkers to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement. For nearly three decades, HOPE has helped New Yorkers living in poverty gain and grow careers.