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Charities & Organizations I Support

I spend time working with and for these incredible organizations because it fulfills me. Any time you make a donation – whether it’s time, money or talent – you make a difference in the lives of others. Please consider helping out.

The Zimmern James Beard Foundation Second Chances Scholarship Fund

The Andrew Zimmern “Second Chances” Scholarship is part of the James Beard Foundation Scholarship program, and it offers a student faced with extreme challenges a “second chance” to overcome these hardships.

The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation provides a safe and supportive place to heal from drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment surrounds patients with a multi-disciplinary treatment team dedicated to recovery, and a holistic approach encompassing mind, body and spirit, treatment built on research and respect.

The Retreat

The mission of The Retreat is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing affordable, effective educational services grounded in the Twelve Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Meadows

The Meadows exists to heal unresolved emotional trauma and provide people with the tools to transform their life. Whether a person is entering treatment for the first time, or a relapse occurs, The Meadows Model is unparalleled in producing successful outcomes for recovery and a proven vanguard for treating trauma and addiction.

Onsite Workshops

Located in a beautiful ranch-like setting in the breathtaking rolling hills outside of Nashville, TN, Onsite provides a safe, loving, family environment where guests can break the cycles that hold them back and rediscover themselves and their relationships.

The Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, the EWG drives consumer choice and civic action.

Food Policy Action

Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming. The organization’s goal is to change the national dialogue on food policy by educating the public on how elected officials are voting on these issues.

World Central Kitchen

José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. WCK expanded globally and have developed into a group of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Today, WCK uses the expertise of its Chef Network to empower people to be part of the solution, with a focus on health, education, jobs, and social enterprise.

Share Our Strength

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls

A premiere food rescue organization based in Boston launched by Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded.

ONE

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Appetite for Change

Appetite For Change uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organization. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they can thrive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters. Beyond feeding hungry neighbors, Second Harvest Heartland believes in the importance of our work to help sustain our environment.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Together with individuals, charities, businesses and government, Feeding America is working to end hunger.

Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in the five boroughs for 35 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, the Food Bank employs a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Services for the Underserved

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is on a tireless mission to give every New Yorker the tools they can use to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, SUS has worked with thousands of individuals and their families to create pathways to rich and productive lives by offering housing, employment, skills-building, treatment and rehabilitation.

Taste of the NFL

1 out of 6 people in our country face this serious issue – many of them are children and seniors. For more than 25 years, Taste of the NFL has been working to kick hunger. Taste of the NFL has raised more than $25 million during that time.

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