Frequently Asked Questions
Can I volunteer as an individual or a company?
Yes! You are welcome to volunteer as by yourself or you can organize a group of four or less of your friends, family or co-workers. Click here to register.
How can I help?
Just click here to make a financial contribution of your choice or register to volunteer to assemble and deliver meals. You will receive a confirmation email with a time and place for packing and delivering meals.
Where is FeedingNYC taking place this year?
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers has once again generously donated its spectacular venue for our use. Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers is located at Pier 60, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10011.
When will assembly and delivery take place?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
I cannot take time off from work during the day. Can I still help?
Yes! Although all deliveries are completed by late afternoon, you are encouraged to donate if you cannot volunteer during the day.
How much does it cost to feed one family?
$35. A big box generously filled with everything a family needs for a complete Thanksgiving dinner includes a 12-lb. turkey, lots of trimmings like stuffing, rice, cranberry sauce, vegetables, juices, and dessert.
What is the minimum or maximum amount of families that I can help feed?
Good question! There is absolutely NO minimum or maximum financial donation you can contribute. Any amount is greatly appreciated! We urge you to give what you can. If you are participating on packing day, each volunteer generally delivers meals to 20 different families, and each team delivers to more than 250 families.
How much time do I have to carve out for this?
You are welcome to stay for the entire day or however long your schedule allows. Packing begins at 5:00 AM and end at approximately 10:00 AM. Trucks are loaded shortly thereafter and depart at 12:00 PM.
How did you find the families you are making deliveries to?
Some of the organizations that connect us with families are Women in Need, the Jewish Federation of New York, Catholic Charities, Center Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Police Program and City Harvest.
What neighborhoods does FeedingNYC deliver to?
We make deliveries throughout all five of the New York City boroughs.
What is LivePerson?
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. The employees and friends of LivePerson started FeedingNYC in 2001 in conjunction with Women in Need. That first year, they fed 40 families at the Jennie A. Clarke Residence in Harlem. FeedingNYC delivered meals to more than 2,250 families in November 2009 and over 8,000 in 2010! FeedingNYCís Founder is also the CEO and Founder of LivePerson, and is therefore one very near and dear to LivePerson.
Where can I send my donation?
Make checks payable to:
Dream Big Foundation
P.O. Box 852
New York, NY 10116
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! All donations made to FeedingNYC and The Dream Big Foundation are 100 percent tax deductible.