NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a provider of real-time intelligent engagement solutions, and Feeding NYC, a local non-profit initiative, today announced plans for its annual FeedingNYC event on November 20th, 2012. On this day, LivePerson employees and over 300 FeedingNYC volunteers will pack and hand-deliver Thanksgiving meals to thousands of sheltered families in New York City's five boroughs.
Each year for the past eleven years, in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, volunteers of FeedingNYC and friends and family of its premier sponsor LivePerson, gather to package and load complete Thanksgiving-day meals, which are then hand-delivered to shelters throughout the city. The shelters include those partnered with the Domestic Violence Police Program, Women in Need and City Harvest. To date, more than 22,000 Thanksgiving meals have been distributed to families facing hunger during the holiday season.
"The number of families in need remains consistently high in New York City, which has only been exacerbated in the past two weeks by the devastation of the hurricane," said Rob LoCascio, CEO of LivePerson and Founder of FeedingNYC. "Through FeedingNYC, we hope to connect with these families and bring some encouragement every year by delivering a full Thanksgiving meal to their doorstep. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our volunteers and sponsors, we are able to do this for the eleventh consecutive year."This year, FeedingNYC will be headquartered at Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan. Volunteers will begin packing boxes at 9AM and teams will start delivering to shelters on the afternoon of November 20th. FlatRate Moving® is partnering with FeedingNYC to distribute the meals, and once the FlatRate Moving® trucks are loaded, the teams will deliver meals to shelters around New York City throughout the day. With the generous support of Moynihan Station, FlatRate Moving®, Manhattan Mini Storage, Wegman's, Robin Hood Foundation, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, FeedingNYC will feed more than 3,700 disadvantaged families this year. "We've been a part of New York City for over twenty years. We are thrilled to be able to help FeedingNYC support its mission and give back to our community," said Sharone Ben-Harosh, Founder of FlatRate Moving® ( www.flatrate.com). For more information on FeedingNYC or to make a donation, please visit: http://www.feedingnyc.org. For more information on LivePerson Cares and its affiliate programs, please visit: http://www.liveperson.com/about/lp-cares. About FeedingNYCFeedingNYC is an annual charity event sponsored by The Dream Big Foundation, a non-profit organization that was conceived by LivePerson CEO Rob LoCascio in the aftermath of 9/11 when the employees and friends of LivePerson assembled and hand-delivered turkey dinners to disadvantaged families around New York for Thanksgiving. With the support of the local community and corporate sponsors, the project which began with serving 40 families in Harlem in 2001 has since grown to deliver meals to more than 22,000 families throughout the five boroughs to date. Please visit www.feedingnyc.org to learn how to get involved. About LivePerson LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.