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Band Together 2014 Band Together

Dori & Michael Fishbin are being awarded the Rock and Wrap It Up! Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award at City Winery, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6 pm - 10 pm.

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A portion of the proceeds benefiting Music Never Stops: The Tyler Seaman Foundation

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Dinner Drinks Concert Silent and Live Auctions Presentations Tickets - SOLD OUT!

Donors of all donation levels will be listed on a Contributors page in our journal.


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RWU Launches Pilot Food Recovery Program at Cape Canaveral


SpaceX photo courtesy of Alan Walters

After two years of exploring possibilities of setting up a food recovery program at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral FL, we will start a pilot program. Recently, Diane and Syd met with NASA officials at Kennedy and were able to answer the questions which hindered their participation. We thank Delaware North Companies for helping to keep the fires lit. There are major conferences each week at the Kennedy and a huge potential for food donations. A successful pilot program can open up the doors at other government agencies, nationally. We have enlisted the Salvation Army, which maintains a soup kitchen next door in Titusville FL, as our partner. Their kitchen has expressed to us that they are in dire need. Lora DeLorenzo, our Florida Volunteer Regional Director, will help manage the program. We will use the Rock and Wrap It Up! Whole Earth Calculator to report to NASA total meals and greenhouse gas emission reduction results. We are very excited to help feed the hungry in Central/East Florida!


Reducing our Planet's Poverty Footprint by Reducing Society's Carbon Footprint

A pdf slide show history and manifesto of Rock and Wrap It Up! for the Food Rescue Forum of the Westchester County (NY) Department of Environmental Facilities August 12, 2013.

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RWU Westchester (pdf)



A pdf slide show history and manifesto of Rock and Wrap It Up! for the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network, May 9th, 2013.

Slide Show delivered to ANJR 2013


Brooklyn Bowl Recap

Video from Brooklyn Bowl, featuring NHL players speaking on fighting poverty.

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2011 NY Yankees PSA

The NY Yankees partner with charitable organization, Rock and Wrap It Up!, to redistribute prepared concession food to local hungry communities.

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New Jersey Devils Honored by EPA for Rock and Wrap It Up!

Nightly News with Brian Williams

4/4/11: "Making A Difference" Report: "Thanks to the Rock and Wrap it Up! program, good food left over from sporting events and concerts doesn't have to go to waste." NBC's Peter Alexander reports...

4/4/11: "Rocking out with a Mission: Syd Mandelbaum talks about starting Rock and Wrap it Up, the independent anti-poverty think tank that works with partners across the country to help fight hunger in America." The second part of the NBC video aired on the MSNBC website.


Rock and Wrap It Up! on Fios TV

02/22/11: Many soup kitchens depend on food donations gathered by non-profit organization, Rock and Wrap It Up!, which distributes leftover food from different industries to local hungry communities.

Founder Syd Mandelbaum announces Hungerpedia, a new online project listing charitable agencies and their needs in order to match them with local donors.

NHL Sports Team NY Rangers Donate Food to Charity

NY Rangers defensemen Brian Boyle & Steve Eminger help Rock and Wrap It Up! feed the hungry after a game - by recovering over 300 meals at Madison Square Garden for donation to a local church. All 30 National Hockey League sports teams are now fighting poverty and waste through their partnership with non-profit charity Rock and Wrap It Up!


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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.


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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