Moët Hennessy USA announced a new partnership with City Harvest in which it will donate both time and resources to help the pioneering non-profit feed nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers this year. Moët Hennessy will be the exclusive wine and spirits company to partner with City Harvest in this manner.
To kick off the partnership and in celebration of National Volunteer Week, Moët Hennessy USA employees are participating today in City Harvest's Repack on the Road volunteer drive to assemble 1,000 snack packs that serves 7,000 children in pre-school, Head Start and after school programs. This year, Moët Hennessy USA has committed to providing 200 volunteer hours by the end of the year to feed families in need.
Moët Hennessy will also serve as sponsor for all of City Harvest's 2018 signature events, including the 35th Anniversary Gala on April 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street, honoring Chrissy Teigen, Robin Hood, Bill and Wendy Mills and José Andrés. Proceeds from the event will go to supporting City Harvest's work of rescuing healthy food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivering it to low-income families and neighborhoods in New York City. This is City Harvest's largest annual fundraising event, and last year, it raised nearly $2.7 million – enough to help feed over 9,800 families for a year.
"The Moët Hennessy USA team and I could not be more excited to partner with City Harvest " said Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America. "We are an organization that highly values our commitment to philanthropy, community and sustainability, which fully aligns with the mission of City Harvest whose Healthy Neighborhoods programs make it possible for us to make a difference."
"Nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers face hunger every year, including one in five children in our city," said City Harvest CEO Jilly Stephens. "We're proud to partner with Moët Hennessy to ensure that residents across the five boroughs have enough nutritious food for themselves and their families. Moët Hennessy's generous commitment will help feed over 200,000 of our neighbors in need."
The City Harvest partnership builds on the work of the Moët Hennessy Philanthropic Committee, charged with supporting national charitable initiatives that tie with the heritage and identity of the brands, while fostering a community spirit within the organization.
Since its formation last year, the committee has organized volunteers, donations and resources for major local non-profits including Food Bank for NYC, Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort and Run 10 Feed 10. Outside of the greater New York area, the group has deployed volunteers in California, Illinois, Florida and Texas.
For more information about City Harvest, please visit https://www.cityharvest.org/.