Each $10 donation to this Grassroots campaign will be used by City Harvest to provide meals to people facing hunger. City Harvest collects excess food from restaurants, grocers, and farms, then distributes it to more than 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs.
In addition, each $10 donation grants donors one entry into a sweepstakes* for an unforgettable trip for two to New York to meet celebrity chefs, walk the red carpet, and attend City Harvest’s An Evening of Practical Magic Gala, a star-studded event co-chaired by Richard Gere, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend. The trip includes:
- Two VIP tickets to An Evening of Practical Magic Gala benefitting City Harvest at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
- Chance to walk the red carpet at the event with Chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Anne Burrell
- Red-carpet photo op with celebrity chefs
- Champagne toast with celebrity chefs
- Coach airfare for two to New York City, departing Wednesday, April 29, and returning Friday, May 1
- Two-night stay at a luxury hotel in Manhattan
The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, April 14.
An elderly man without access to fresh food, a child whose stomach growls during school, and an unemployed mother all face the same challenge—not knowing where their next meal will come from. This is where City Harvest steps in. This year, City Harvest will collect 50 million pounds of excess food that might otherwise have gone to waste and will deliver it to soup kitchens and food pantries that serve New Yorkers like these. City Harvest gathers good food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms, and delivers it using a fleet of trucks and bikes. More than 500 community programs throughout the five boroughs—such as The Bowery Mission and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen —ensure the food reaches the people who need it most, free of charge. For City Harvest, each pound of food costs just 25 cents to deliver, making it an affordable, efficient way to help feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers who may face hunger every year.
No donation is necessary to enter or win, and a donation will not increase your chances of winning. To enter without donation, you must handwrite on a 3x5 card labeled “Groupon’s City Harvest Gala Sweepstakes Entry” your full name, country of residence, home and daytime telephone number (including area code), e-mail address and confirmation that you are at least 18 years old or the age of majority (all of which must be legible) and mail it (up to the daily limit below) with proper postage to: “Attention: Groupon’s City Harvest Gala Sweepstakes Entry”, Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654. See Official Rules for additional requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the U.S. or D.C., 18+. Limit 4 entries per person per day, regardless of method of entry. Entry period ends:11:59 p.m. EST on 4/8/15. ARV of prize: $4990. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654.