Rock and Wrap It Up, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Food, Women

Location: 405 Oceanpoint Ave Cedarhurst NY 11516 USA

Mission: Rock and Wrap it Up!, founded in 1991, grew out of finding food for the growing needs of a Queens, NY soup kitchen. It expanded nationally in 1994 when touring bands, such as The Rolling Stones agreed to put a line in their contract that would direct their leftover food not to be thrown out but to be given to RWU for distribution in every city they played. In 1997, with the help of the US Department of Agriculture, RWU started a school program, teaching food recovery skills and feeding addition millions potentially. RWU recently began teaching food recovery skills to the film industry and corporate America.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rock and Wrap It Up! Is an amazing anti poverty organization that works with Music Groups, Sports Teams, Schools, Hotels and Film and Television Productions to recover food and other assets and bring them to Homeless Shelters and Soup Kitchens. They have organized the entire NHL League to have all of the teams donate leftover food from concession stands, in the arenas, to local charities. In addition to the 30 teams of the NHL, there are many Baseball, Basketball and Soccer teams around the country that also donate there food because of Rock and Wrap It Up! Go to rockandwrapitup.org to see all of the great work that they do

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Getting involved with picking up food and delivering it to people in need. It's the greatest feeling to help others and see the result

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try and get more funding to hire people. They are so short handed and only through volunteers can they exist. Their office is in the CEO's home.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Get me some perminate help.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely. I am now totally familiar with the production of film and television shows and how stadiums and arenas provide food to the people. I have made many friends. When I travel around the country, I try to stop by the charities that I have only talked on the phone with. I always get a tremendous welcome when we finally meet.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It's the greatest feeling in the world knowing you helping some many people on a daily basis. I'm a retired electrician . I'm on disability after an on the job accident and volunteering for this organization has been a godsent. I think more retired people should consider volunteer work. It will bring joy to their lives

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Rating: 5 stars  

Syd and Taina spoke to our group of Boston hoteliers about their program, which facilitates donations of food, used toilet paper rolls, shampoo, soap and other goods to a homeless shelter.

What makes R&WIU special is that they understand the needs of hotels, and make it easy and desirable for them to participate.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They made a presentation to my organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have nothing to add.

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