Through the years, the Myriad Restaurant Group has worked with hundreds of worthy charities. Social issues, illness prevention, schools, and cultural institutions are among the many areas in which we’ve had involvement. We have affection and respect for everyone we work with, and here are a few of the organizations for which we have a particular affinity.
City Harvest has been feeding New York City’s hungry men, women, and children for more than 25 years. It all started with restaurants, and this year they will collect more than 25 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry. This food is then delivered at no charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and
bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
Table to Table is a community-based food-rescue program that collects excess prepared and perishable food and delivers it to organizations that feed the hungry in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, and Hudson counties in New Jersey. They’re delivering approximately 6 million meals a year at a cost of about 10 cents each. Now in their 11th year, Table to Table is as important in New Jersey as City Harvest is in New York City.
Citymeals-on-Wheels was founded by Gael Greene and James Beard in 1981, and the organization delivers more than 2.2 million nutritious meals to over 18,000 frail seniors in every borough of New York City. Additionally, their 1,500 volunteers collectively spend 62,000 hours visiting and delivering meals to these homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer cook or shop for themselves.
A Helping Hand
Through the years, the Myriad Restaurant Group has worked with hundreds of worthy charities. Social
issues, illness prevention, schools, and cultural institutions are among the many areas in which we’ve
had involvement. We have affection and respect for everyone we work with, and here are a few of the
organizations for which we have a particular affinity.
Share Our Strength has led the fight against hunger and poverty for almost 25 years by inspiring and organizing individuals to share their unique talents and strengths. They have a mission to make sure that no kid in America grows up hungry. Their strategy is to weave together a net of community groups, activists, and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger, and ensure that they have nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities is an award-winning network of not-for-profit health and human-service agencies serving people with developmental and learning disabilities and their families. Their more than 450 programs serve over 20,000 individuals daily, primarily throughout the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. They ensure that people with disabilities have a place for opportunity, a place for growth, and a place of hope.
There are many other exemplary organizations—such as the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, Tuesday’s Children, Food Allergy Initiative, and the Tribeca Partnership—that we’d like to acknowledge in future issues of Myriad magazine. We are proud of our association with them, and of the wonderful services they provide.