FreshDirect Joins Jamie Oliver’s National Food Revolution Day

FreshDirect Stands Up for Real Food and Better Food Education, Donates a Portion of Weekly Sales to Oliver’s Cause

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – FreshDirect, the leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company will lend its support to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, taking place worldwide on Friday, May 17, 2013. Food Revolution Day is based on a national movement to change the way America eats. Through Food Revolution Day, Oliver is bringing together millions of people to inspire the nation to fight obesity with better food. At the core of Food Revolution Day is a powerful strategy to get people cooking again, whether it be in their schools, homes, workplaces or communities.

As a sign of support for Food Revolution Day, FreshDirect is donating a percentage of their May 14, 2013 weekly sales to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. FreshDirect is also promoting the cause on its website through banner ads and a fresh produce picks list that encourages customers to choose fresh, healthy foods. Additionally, FreshDirect is hosting an employee potluck lunch where employees can share their love of food, cooking skills and food knowledge….

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FreshDirect kicked off the inaugural Green Angel Fund Challenge!

Green Angel Fund

Green Angel Fund Kick-off

Yesterday, students at the Sustainability Workshop School in South Philadelphia and today, students at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx presented their plans to create the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design) to John Leeman, FreshDirect CMO. …

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A Tale of Two Cities: Philadelphia’s Sustainability Workshop School and NYC’s John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School Go Head-to-Head in FreshDirect’s Green Angel Fund Challenge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Michael Bloomberg Make Wager That Their City’s School Will Create Winning Hydroponic Garden

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY– Online grocer FreshDirect, announced today the inaugural launch of its Green Angel Fund Challenge, an urban agriculture focused competition between the Sustainability Workshop School in Philadelphia run by Simon Hauger, and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx run by Marc Donald with support provided by Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine.

The schools will each be guided by farmer mentors and compete to develop the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design), as part of a broader mission to solve inner-city food and farming issues — with the chance to win $10,000 along the way. The competition is being hosted and funded by FreshDirect, an online grocery retailer dedicated to changing the relationship people have with food, freshness and farmers. The Green Angel Fund was inspired by FreshDirect’s mission to continually drive environmental sustainability innovation. It is one of the first seed funds specifically focused on launching student-developed green ventures….

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FreshDirect Supports Families Affected By Hurricane Sandy Through Fresh Food Donations

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York (Dec. 21, 2012)FreshDirect, announces its contribution to help over 30 families affected by Hurricane Sandy by donating family meal packages through the Williams’ Point of Hope Foundation and Autism Speaks holiday event hosted tomorrow by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and his wife Amy.  In the aftermath of the storm, FreshDirect has made donations to many New York City and Philadelphia non-profit organizations, distributing fresh and healthy foods to families in need, while continuing to serve communities that the company supports year round.

Through City Harvest and the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway, Queens in New York and Philabundance and Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia, FreshDirect donated more than 376,000 pounds of fresh food and more than 2,000 holiday turkey meals in the days and weeks following the hurricane, which was distributed to local food bank systems and shelters….

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FreshDirect Announces 1,900 Turkey Donations

Online Grocer Will Distribute Free Turkeys In NYC And Philly For Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – FreshDirect is donating a total of 1,900 turkeys this week to various groups throughout New York City and Philadelphia in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The schools and charitable organizations receiving the turkeys are the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition, the East River Development Alliance, Project H.O.M.E., and Public School 209 in the Bronx. The offices of State Senator José Peralta, Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr., and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will help distribute the donated turkeys. FreshDirect is also providing 200 turkeys to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway through the Church of the Nazarene in Queens.

“Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and enjoy a warm, fresh and high-quality meal,” said FreshDirect CEO and co-founder Jason Ackerman. “We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help provide part of that meal for those who need it most.”…

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FreshDirect Celebrates 1,000th Philadelphia Customer with $1,000 Donation to Philabundance

FreshDirect Thanks Philadelphia for Successful Launch by Helping Philabundance End Critical Food Shortage

PHILADELPHIA (October 26, 2012) – FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company celebrated reaching their 1,000th customer in Philadelphia on October 25. In honor of FreshDirect’s 1,000th customer and as part of their ongoing partnership, FreshDirect will make a $1,000 donation to Philabundance to help support their critical food shortage.

“We are thrilled to have been embraced by the Philadelphia community so quickly, and are so glad Center City residents are enjoying the new premium standard in online quality grocery delivery,” said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect’s Co-Founder and CEO. “This Friday, October 26, we will expand our delivery service to the University City area (zip code 19104), and even further into the greater Philadelphia area in early 2013.”…

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Cupcakes with a Purpose

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

Did you see those pretty pink cupcakes on FreshDirect this month? They’re the making, literally, of Susan Schreiber who works in the FreshDirect kitchen.

Susan thought it would be a great idea to whip up something tasty and pink and to help raise funds toward breast cancer research, as a way to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October….

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FreshDirect.com Groceries Arrive at Philadelphia’s Door Step, October 1, 2012

Virtual Store Front and Registration Available Beginning September 25th

PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2012) – FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company will officially launch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1. Serving the New York Metro area for the past decade, FreshDirect’s 10th birthday marks the expansion of the company’s service footprint into the City of Brotherly Love.  Beginning October 1, Philadelphians can enjoy FreshDirect’s signature farm-fresh produce, custom-cut meat, seafood and deli items, bakery-fresh pastries and breads, local foods, all-natural and organic foods, coffee, and freshly made meals. FreshDirect’s catering products will also be available for parties and events located in the delivery area.

“We’re excited to start delivering FreshDirect’s exceptional quality fresh food and groceries to Philadelphia residents,” said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect’s Co-Founder and CEO. “With increased desire for healthy eating combined with busy schedules and demanding social lives, our customers find value in purchasing the highest quality fresh, organic and locally farmed foods online with delivery directly to their homes– on their time. Philadelphia is an ideal city to expand our service due to the cultural pride, movement toward healthier eating and a growing community of young professionals and families living in the city.”…

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FreshDirect Launches Food Stamp Pilot Program

Pilot Program Will Enable Food Stamp Users In Two Bronx Zip Codes To Buy Online Groceries

NEW YORK – FreshDirect today launched a food stamp pilot program that will support EBT transactions for online purchases of groceries in two Bronx zip codes.  New Yorkers living in zip code 10454, which encompasses Port Morris and Mott Haven, and 10455, which encompasses Woodstock will be eligible to use their EBT accounts to purchase from FreshDirect starting on September 14….

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