God’s Love We Deliver

Employees Volunteer to Fight Hunger

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Michael chops carrots in the God’s Love We Deliver kitchen.

For the third year in a row, more than 200 employees donned aprons in lieu of runway looks to volunteer during “Michael Kors Month” at God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based organization that provides meals to people with serious illnesses throughout the greater New York City tri-state area. “Volunteers are integral to every operation here,” says David Ludwigson, Chief Executive Officer, God’s Love We Deliver. “Whether they’re chopping vegetables, packaging our meals or assisting in the office, they make it possible for us to complete our mission and grow our services every day.”

In an effort to increase momentum for this heartwarming cause, Kors, who has been a committed supporter of the organization for over twenty years, jumped in the kitchen and helped prepare a portion of the 5,000 nutritious meals that are distributed each day. The charitable efforts went beyond the hands of the New York and New Jersey employees and expanded to a multitude of global offices that included Canada, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Europe and the Philippines. Each branch actively contributed to local hunger-related charities during the month of July.

Whether he’s seeking inspiration for his newest collection, or packing up a nutritious meal for a person in need, the designer has long been an advocate for making a real change in the world. In 2013 Kors contributed to the construction of a brand new God’s Love We Deliver facility, which will expand meal production and volunteer capacity for the organization when it opens in 2015. “We’re very excited to offer comfort and security to the thousands of clients who depend on us daily for nourishment,” says Ludwigson. “The added capacity will allow us to maintain one of our long-held core principles of never having to ask someone in need to join a waiting list for meals.”

To highlight the admirable work of God’s Love We Deliver and the commitment of Michael Kors to help end world hunger, the Eighth Annual Golden Heart Awards dinner is being held on World Food Day, October 16, 2014. Condé Nast editorial director and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour—who joined Kors to chop veggies in the kitchen this July—will be honored with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. Academy Award-winner and Honorary United Nations World Food Programme partner Halle Berry will also present the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement to Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.

For more information on God’s Love We Deliver, visit glwd.org. To learn about the Michael Kors partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme to fight global hunger, visit WatchHungerStop.com.