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.
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.
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.
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.
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