We strive to have a positive impact on our community outside the walls of our restaurants. Here are a few organizations that we're honored to support.
Edible Schoolyard NYC is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing Alice Waters’ vision to New York City public schools as an effective solution to childhood obesity. Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools in low-income areas to build, maintain and staff garden and kitchen classrooms. They equip students with the hands-on knowledge, skills and environment needed to develop healthy eating habits.
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer by literally fighting for a cure. The organization gives everyday men and women the opportunity to fight back against this terrible disease by training for, and competing in charity boxing events to raise money and awareness. To prepare for each event, they combine the efforts of first time amateur boxing participants, local boxing gyms and volunteers. Gabriel was honored to help raise money for cancer research by participating in a Haymakers for Hope match in November 2014.
Bounded by Grove Street, West 4th Street, and Christopher Street, the park has provided residents with a place to relax since its founding in 1837. The park is included in the Stonewall listing as a National Historic Landmark and is home to “Gay Liberation”, the only public monument commemorating the gay rights movement in the United States. The Christopher Park Alliance is a group of volunteer gardeners and donors who work with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the non-profit City Parks Foundation to help keep Christopher Park clean, green, and safe. Much of the park’s upkeep is provided by CPA volunteers with the help of donations.
Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest collects 50 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and delivers it free of charge to more than 500 community food programs across the city each year. City Harvest also takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs.