On November 18th, 2019, China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) and CGCC Foundation sponsored a team of volunteers to serve a hot meal to more than 300 New Yorkers in need as part of Food Bank for New York City’s “Dinner Service” program at the Community Kitchen of West Harlem in Manhattan.
Since 2016, CGCC and CGCC Foundation have participated in annual Thanksgiving volunteer service activities to give back to the local community and spread holiday cheer to those in need. This year’s Thanksgiving volunteer activity, “Dinner Service” at the Community Kitchen of West Harlem, brought together a team of 14 volunteers, including representatives from China CITIC Bank International New York Branch, Cathay Bank, and CGCC team members.
CGCC and CGCC Foundation give a heartfelt thanks to all members and volunteers in support of this initiative. CGCC Foundation will continue helping Chinese enterprises in the U.S. to better fulfill corporate social responsibility through various programs.
About the Community Kitchen of West Harlem:
Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry has offered New Yorkers in need of direct food service since 1984. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 50,000 free meals each month.
About Food Bank For New York City:
For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been New York City’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 61 million free meals for New Yorkers in need.
Learn more about Food Bank for New York City here: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2018, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $120 billion, employ more than 200,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco, and CGCC-Washington D.C.
About CGCC Foundation:
Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.