The Original SoupMan Partners With World Hunger Year and New York City Coalition Against Hunger
"Although 400 cases of soup will feed about 20,000 people, the media event is also being held to raise awareness of the fact that donations are only a small measure to help the hunger problems in the tri-state area. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger and World Hunger Year both emphasize that the government must increase the availability of food stamps, WIC, affordable housing and other programs.
About The Original SoupMan
Founded in 1984, legendary soup man, Al Yeganeh, set the standard for delicious, world-renowned soups at his New York City location, Soup Kitchen International. Now, with the international growth of his restaurants, The Original Soup Man, Al and his team will give the whole world the opportunity to experience soup as it was meant to be. The Original SoupMan soups are also available in convenient, heat-n-serve packages in the frozen section of major grocery stores nationwide. To learn more, visit www.ORIGINALSOUPMAN.com.
About Al's Feed the Hungry Foundation:
Continuing Al Yeganeh's long standing tradition of giving back to the less fortunate, each time a new Original SoupMan location opens, a donation is made to a local hunger charity on behalf of "Al's Feed the Hungry Foundation," a registered 501 (c) organization. Since its 2005 inception, Yeganeh's hunger charity has donated over $55,000 to local hunger charities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
About World Hunger Year (WHY)
More than 35.5 million people in the U.S., including 12.6 million children, live in households that struggle to feed their families. Every day WHY helps thousands of America's hungry connect to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelter, and government programs in their neighborhoods by providing immediate help via the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY. WHY also supports the work of more than 8,750 community-based organizations working on the frontlines to help poor and hungry Americans move out of poverty, more specifically helping them tap their own power to be self-reliant through job training, life skills, urban farming, after school programs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial businesses, and much more. WHY is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty, and challenges society to confront these problems by advancing models that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food WHY was co-founded in 1975 by artist-activist Harry Chapin and current executive director Bill Ayres and remains connected to their musical roots through their Artists Against Hunger & Poverty initiative with support from Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, and many others.