Today, Mott Haven Fridge Network, a prominent, grassroots anti-hunger organization in the Bronx, announces its first partnership with NYCxDESIGN, and a unique one-day free food and art event, Sunday, November 14, 2021, to inspire conversations about city residents dining with dignity.
As part of the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Festival, the event, known as “Feeding Inspiring Hearts,” will feature food from DeCecco Pasta, artwork from local Bronx artists and students, and a roundtable discussion about food insecurity in the Bronx. Arties for Arties, a local art gallery located on 2403 Cambreleng Avenue in Little Italy, Bronx, will host the event.
“Our whole purpose is to inspire hearts and feed our neighborhood residents, and this event with NYCxDESIGN does just that,” said Dan Zauderer, Co Founder of Mott Haven Fridge Network. “We appreciate our partners making this a collective community event.”
The free “Feeding Inspiring Hearts” event will include a pasta meal and hand-filled cannolis, volunteer servers, an anti-hunger discussion led by Mott Haven Fridge facilitators, and a hand-painted refrigerator filled with painted hearts offering inspiring messages. The event will take place on Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 01:00 – 03:00 p.m. at 2403 Cambreleng Avenue in the Bronx.
Attendees should register by visiting here.
NYCxDESIGN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community. Its annual international design festival, which runs between the dates of November 11 and November, 18 this year, showcases the immense talent and diversity of designers, makers, manufacturers, businesses, and cultural and academic design institutions. The festival attracts over 300,000 national and international visitors to the city with hundreds of events about design and innovation, creativity, culture, inclusivity, sustainability, and resiliency.
“Not only is design good for the soul, but it also encourages important community conversations to consider the needs of all NYC residents and plan for our future city,” said Valerie Hoffman, Program Director of NYCxDESIGN. “The “Feeding Inspiring Hearts” event with Mott Haven Fridge is one such way to do so.”
For John Barczak, healthy lifestyles advocate and chef preparing the food at the “Feeding Inspiring Hearts” event, the opportunity to partner with the Mott Haven Fridge Network means connecting with those most in need of support.
“Food has the power to connect communities, and I am happy to partner with organizations like Mott Haven Fridge who are on the front lines providing to those most in need of food.”
About Mott Haven Fridge Network
Mott Haven Fridge Network leverages scalable technology and a growing volunteer driver network to redistribute unsold produce from the Hunts Point Market to hyper-local community hubs throughout the Bronx and Uptown Manhattan.