The New York Jets have partnered with Rock and Wrap it Up!, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to feed all those who hunger using safely recovered edible leftover food from arenas where major concerts and sporting events occur.
The objective is to eliminate hunger, thereby reducing poverty. The savings generated by not having to provide food to these shelters will be used to attack the root causes of poverty. Since Rock and Wrap it Up!'s inception in 1990, more than 15 million pounds of food have been picked up, feeding over 30 million people. All donors are protected from liability by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996.
Rock and Wrap it Up! accomplishes its goals of feeding the hungry through food recovery using local volunteers and delivering to neighborhood pantries and kitchens. The concept is simple: Once a band goes on stage, whatever food is left over that has been prepared but not served is picked up by Rock and Wrap it Up! volunteers and delivered to a local food shelter. Along the same premise, Rock and Wrap it Up! works with the Jets to pick up food from our home games that has been prepared and not served and deliver it to food shelters Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist and St. Rocco's Outreach - Project Solution in Newark, NJ.