BENEFITING: City Harvest, Inc.
ORGANIZER: City Harvest, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Have you ever go one day without food? Have you ever feel what it is to not have food for your kids on the table? I personally can’t imagine that!
My name is Julio Yela, I am a Captain-Maitre’d at Le Bernardin, my job and goal every day is to help and make people happy. I’ve been working here for 10 years and have learned that is a lot we can do to help others. I see what Chef Eric Ripert and Le Bernardin do every day to make this possible. We participate with the magnificent project of City Harvest to fight hunger in this iron city. we are proud to have worked with City Harvest for several years, participating in auctions and featuring a special City Harvest menu at the lounge at Le Bernardin. City harvest benefits the lives of New Yorkers daily by collecting millions of pounds of food and delivering it to communities across the city. There are1.4 million New Yorkers living in poverty ,Wow what statistic! City Harvest is working so hard on bringing this number down, this is is a great organization that helps those in need.
This year I’ve decided to take my commitment to a more personal level, I’ve signed on to run the NYC Marathon to help this great movement. I was inspired last year by seeing how Aldo Sohm trained and helped this great cause, as well as Bridgette Guldin and my personal friend Jose Chupina. What better way to join in to run for this great cause to help those in need.
I’m extremely proud to work at Le Bernardin and mostly proud of the work that they do for city Harvest! I want to give special thanks to my family at Le Bernadin, Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze, David Mancini and my mentor Ben, as well as my wife Maria and two kids Emma and Lucas for all of the support during this special time of training, for believing in me and for helping me become who I’m today!
On behalf of City Harvest recipients, volunteers and contributors, I want to thank you in advance for your contribution.
For those who don't know about City Harvest please read below....
City Harvest, Inc. wrote -
Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.