Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Victoria Fine Foods (VFF), a Brooklyn based manufacturer of Italian specialty pasta sauces and condiments, is partnering with City Harvest, the world’s first and New York City’s only food rescue organization to help fight hunger in New York City.
This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry and deliver it free of charge to more than 500 community food programs across the five boroughs. City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods programs, an extension of the organization’s anti-hunger work, responds to the need for emergency food, improves access to fruits and vegetables for residents in low-income communities, and provides nutrition education that will inspire affordable, healthy meal choices.
“Victoria is proud to partner with an organization that addresses the issues of poor nutrition, hunger and poverty in our own backyard,” says Don Davide, Chief Strategy Officer, VFF. “Fresh, healthy ingredients are the primary focus of our products here at Victoria, and we are proud to support City Harvest’s anti-hunger and advocacy work for New York City families.”
Victoria Fine Foods will be a sponsor and participant at two of City Harvest’s largest fundraising events this year: Summer in the City and Bid against Hunger. Both events will feature Victoria’s signature pasta sauces in chef prepared tasting demonstrations.
About Victoria Fine Foods
Victoria Fine Foods (http://www.victoriafinefoods.com) is a Brooklyn- based company founded in 1929. As the #1 slow kettle cooked pasta sauce manufacturer in the U.S., Victoria uses fresh ingredients for their specialty Italian sauces and condiments. Using traditional cooking methods, Victoria sauces are slow kettle-cooked in small batches to ensure rich flavor and a homemade taste. Committed to their values of quality, honesty, authenticity, and community, Victoria believes that ingredients come first.
About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest (http://www.cityharvest.org ) is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to more than 500 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of tricks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers who face hunger each year.