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Our Mission: Fighting Hunger and Poverty

Rock and Wrap It Up! is an anti-poverty think tank. Using greening tactics, we recover food and other assets to agencies fighting poverty, increasing their operating budgets. This allows the agencies to hire more services such as tutors, social workers, job placement counselors and mental health counselors to attack the root cause of poverty. Our work supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. We work in Music, Sports, Schools, Hotels, Entertainment and do Public Advocacy in the House and Senate. Our partnerships include 150 music bands, 60 Professional Sports Franchises including the entire National Hockey league, Colleges like Columbia, UCLA, Univ. of Florida, Hotel chains including Marriott, Grand Hyatt, Sheraton, Film and television producers NBC/Universal and HBO. We wrote and helped pass the Federal Food Donation Act which encourages all federal buildings to feed the poor and not put food into land fill. We reduce the planet’s poverty footprint by reducing society’s carbon footprint. Rock and Wrap It Up! is a 501 C 3 charity.

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Download this file (Federal_Food_Donation_Act_2008.pdf)Federal_Food_Donation_Act_2008.pdf[An act to encourage the donation of excess food to non-profit organizations]

What We Do

The Rock and Wrap It Up! Program boxes up all prepared but untouched meals following rock concerts, sporting events and schools then delivers them to local food banks and charitable agencies. Rock and Wrap It Up! also collects and distributes toiletries and cleaning products from hotels, schools and other participating donors. Since its inception in 1991, Rock and Wrap It Up has: Donated to over 43,000 shelters and places of need Collaborated with 60 sports franchises, 150 bands, and 200 schools Collected more than 250 million pounds of food Fed more than 500 million people



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Gift Wrap! RWU Store

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Gift Wrap! is a store front where you can purchase items to support the mission of Rock and Wrap It Up! We offer exciting framed cartoon cels, certificates of appreciation signed by famous musicians and sports stars, and occasionally unique signed collectibles. Find a gift here for a graduation, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, birthday or anniversary. All proceeds help to feed the hungry.

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Hungerpedia is a resource which matches agencies-in-need with donors of food and other assets. Click Here to Find Agencies In Need in your area.

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