Gift for Life, a leading charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home decor industries, reported the Las Vegas edition of its “Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good.” fundraising campaign raised nearly $28,000 for World Central Kitchen.
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen distributes individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support during times of crisis.
The “Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good.” campaign, which ran in connection with this summer’s Las Vegas Market. In addition to a $10,000 matching donation from International Market Centers, individual donations, ranging from $50 to more than $2,600 were received from Alexander Eck, Beatriz Ball, Corkcicle, Design Works Collective, eNewton, Fine Lines, Global Views, Karma Gifts, Just Got 2 Have It! and Maileg, Monica Loving and others, according to Gift for Life.
“Food insecurity continues to be a critical issue for our nation, in a year marked by the pandemic as well as fires and hurricanes,” said Cole Daugherty, chair of the Gift for Life board. “We are grateful for the industry’s generosity – whether from individuals or organizations – for World Central Kitchen and its efforts to aid individuals in need.”
The Summer 2021 “Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good.” campaign raised more than $79,000 through fundraising connected with the Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market and Retail Excellence Awards. The Gift for Life board voted to continue the “Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good” campaign into and through the Winter/Spring 2022 market cycle. Details about specific initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.