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Grand Giving is in the Big Apple!


End Hunger.
One Meal at a Time.

Curtis Granderson & the Grand Kids Foundation are committed to ending hunger in the New York metropolitan area, in partnership with FreshDirect to benefit Food Bank For New York City.

"Each and every one of us can knock hunger out of the park!"
NY Mets, Curtis Granderson

Current State of Food
Insecurity in NYC

Grand Giving

Ways to Give

Starting November 1, 2016 and running all month long,
New Yorkers will have the opportunity to support Grand Giving's mission to help solve the issue of food insecurity in
New York City, by shopping or donating online at:



Add 'Grand Giving' to your FreshDirect.com shopping cart to make a $1, $5, $10 or $20 donation!



Purchase a Grand Giving  Donation Gift Card, to give directly to Food Bank For
New York City.



Check out Granderson's shopping page for some
of his favorite foods and add skus to your cart to donate.



#EndHunger by sharing your support of #GrandGivingNYC for a chance to win a Delta Experience.


What is Grand Giving?

Grand Giving is an annual hunger relief campaign hosted by New York Mets Curtis Granderson and the Grand Kids Foundation.

The month-long initiative hosted each November in Granderson's hometown of Chicago & New York raises awareness and engagement through its affiliation with grocery partners via the "Check Out to Help Out" program and Night of Grand Giving Celebrity Fundraiser.


Curtis Granderson + Grand Kids

New York Mets All-Star Outfielder and Chicago native, Curtis Granderson, is considered one of the most philanthropic athletes
in professional sports. The three-time MLB All Star is the Founder of the Grand Kids Foundation (est. 2007), Spokesperson for
The White House’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign as well as the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up (H20) initiative,
and serves as a Major League Baseball International Ambassador.

In 2012, Granderson made an initial donation of $5 Million to his alma mater – The University of Illinois at Chicago – for the development of Curtis Granderson Stadium at UIC. The University, Major League Baseball and its partners contributed additional funds for the $15 Million project and state-of-the art facility, which serves Chicago’s inner-city youth. In this unrivaled partnership, Curtis and UIC are committed to bringing America’s favorite past time to 20,000+ kids annually in the City of Chicago by providing experiences that will
aid in their mental and physical development.

In 2016, Granderson was the recipient of the esteemed Major League Baseball Roberto Clemente Award - given to the player that best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and team contribution. He was also awarded the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award for the second time in his professional career.

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    Must be 21+ to attend. Please present valid ID at check-in.

Grand Giving Support

Making its debut in New York City, Grand Giving is complimented by a Night of Grand Giving Reception,
hosted by Curtis Granderson and special guests.

Partners & Sponsors