HUNGRY has helped raise more than $115,000 to provide healthcare workers, first responders, EMTs, paramedics and their families with nutritious, chef-made meals.
ARLINGTON, Va. (PRWEB) August 11, 2020
HUNGRY Marketplace Inc., the celebrity-backed platform connecting top chefs with people looking for local chef-made meals, today announced it has reached a major milestone in the company’s efforts to feed those serving on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
In partnership with Virginia-based nonprofit Pivotal Moments and other generous donors, HUNGRY has helped raise more than $115,000 to provide healthcare workers, first responders, EMTs, paramedics and their families with nutritious, chef-made meals.
“We’re proud to feed the brave men and women who’ve been working so hard to keep our communities safe and healthy,” said Jeff Grass, HUNGRY CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors and our partners, we’ve been able to do our part in giving back to these frontline heroes.”
In March, HUNGRY began leveraging its proprietary technology to get food into the hands of essential workers and at-risk groups in major U.S. cities at tremendous scale. Since then, HUNGRY has facilitated meal donations on behalf of several notable personalities, including Kevin Hart, Todd Gurley and Bobby Wagner, as well as celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio and Ming Tsai.
In addition to providing free meals as a result of outside donations, HUNGRY has also been donating four meals for every one meal sold via its HUNGRY@Home meal delivery service – an online, direct-to-consumer delivery program – and one meal for every two catered meals sold via its chef-to-business catering program.
“Finding ways to adapt our business model and tools to help frontline and essential workers during this time has been a top priority of ours,” shares Grass. “We will continue to deliver healthy, high-quality food to healthcare heroes throughout the country as long as there is a need.”
Anyone can make a tax-deductible donation via Pivotal Moments to help feed deserving healthcare heroes as part of HUNGRY’s initiative.
For more information, visit tryhungry.com/home or pivotalmoments.org/food.
HUNGRY was founded by serial entrepreneurs Eman Pahlavani, Shy Pahlevani and Jeff Grass, as a revolutionary technology connecting independent chefs with the $60 billion business and events catering market. HUNGRY is committed to improving the communities it serves. Through its ‘Fight Against Hunger’ program, HUNGRY donates one meal to those in need for every two purchased. Additionally, its ‘WeRecycle’ program promotes environmental waste reduction by offering biodegradable plates and cutlery with its delivered meals. HUNGRY is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has rapidly growing operations in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Austin and Dallas. For more information, visit tryhungry.com.
HUNGRY@Home is a direct-to-door food delivery service available in the cities HUNGRY already serves. The safe, family-style food delivery concept features chef crafted menu items that incorporate locally sourced ingredients and provide up to eight individual servings of delicious, good-for-you food in every meal. For every one meal sold via HUNGRY@Home, HUNGRY donates four meals to help someone in need. For more information and to place an order, visit http://www.TryHungry.com/Home.
About Pivotal Moments:
Pivotal Moments is a 501 (c)(3) charity who develops, supports, and promotes entertainment and educational programs to help people become champions for mental wellness. Through individual and company donations we create content and programs, and support others who are committed to increase awareness, education, and advocacy for mental wellness in our communities.