Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Victoria Fine Foods (VFF), a Brooklyn based manufacturer of Italian specialty pasta sauces and condiments, joined City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization, to help fight hunger in New York City.
Victoria was a title sponsor of this year's Summer in the City event, which featured over 40 participating restaurants and sponsors from New York City. As a sponsor, Victoria contributed chef-prepared tasting dishes of Orecchiette Marinara to the event's 750 attendees. Thanks to sponsor support, City Harvest raised $340,000, which will feed approximately 200,000 hungry New Yorkers for a week.
"Victoria is extremely proud of the work City Harvest has done to address the issues of poor nutrition, hunger and poverty in our own backyard," says Don Davide, Chief Strategy Officer, VFF. "The event was a huge success, and we were proud to help raise funds for such a noteworthy cause."
Victoria Fine Foods will again be a sponsor and participant at another one of City Harvest's fundraising events this year: Bid against Hunger on October 29, which will feature Victoria's signature pasta sauces in chef prepared tasting demonstrations.
About Victoria Fine Foods
Victoria Fine Foods 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, honestly, authenticity, and community, Victoria believes that ingredients come first.
About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest 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.