In November, the Javits Center hosted Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who announced a New York State partnership with Walmart, Wegmans, the National Supermarket Association, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and FreshDirect this past Thanksgiving week to help deliver meals to feed more than 35,000 people statewide.
"Each year, Thanksgiving provides a time to not only join with family and friends to reflect on what we are grateful for, but it is also a time to help fellow New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "The partnerships we have forged with these companies ensure that families throughout the state will have a warm, nutritious meal that they can enjoy with loved ones. As the holiday season continues, I encourage all New Yorkers to find ways to pitch in and do something to help someone in need."
Thanks to generous food donations from Walmart, Wegmans and the National Supermarket Association, meals were assembled and packaged at the Javits Center to feed over 35,000 New Yorkers statewide. Each meal included turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, vegetables, cranberry sauce and potatoes. The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo also donated over 500 cases of beverages, including juice and other drinks, that was distributed with the meals. FreshDirect provided thousands of boxes to ensure the meals are properly packaged and delivered.