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Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable Media, NY1 News and NY1 Noticias Launch First-Ever "Holiday Hopes & Happenings" Food Drive

Campaign to Benefit Families In Need Served by the Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest

Release Date: 11/28/2012

New York City – Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable Media, NY1 News and NY1 Noticias partnered to launch its first-ever “Holiday Hopes & Happenings” food drive, a month-long effort to help families in need this holiday season throughout the New York City area. During the drive, Time Warner Cable and its partners will collect non-perishable goods which will benefit local families through its holiday partners, Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest.

“Our holiday campaign couldn’t come at a more critical time when many families are in need, given the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind,” said John Quigley, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Operations for NYC. “In partnership with the Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest, Time Warner Cable is collecting non-perishable goods at several of our stores to help New Yorkers. Thanks to the joint efforts of our employees, customers, clients and the public, this food drive will help make the holidays a little brighter for children and families across the NYC area.”

"Within hours of Hurricane's Sandy's landfall in New York City, Food Bank For New York City responded by providing vital food, water and services to those impacted by the storm, while continuing to support those who rely on us daily," said Debbie Kellogg, Director of Business Partnerships for Food Bank For New York City. "Demand for food will continue to increase in the coming month. However, with the support provided by Time Warner Cable's food drive, the Food Bank will be able to meet the needs of New Yorkers who have past experience with hunger, as well as those who are experiencing hunger for the first time."

“City Harvest is working hard to put meals on the table for the hungry men, women and children who rely on us every day, while supporting New Yorkers who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Robyn Stein, Director of Corporate Partnerships for City Harvest. “With the demand for emergency food increasing, City Harvest appreciates that Time Warner Cable has launched this food drive, which will help us fill our trucks and deliver more than 125,000 pounds of food a week to our hungry neighbors.”

The public can participate by dropping off non-perishable goods at select Time Warner Cable stores and Time Warner Cable Media partner locations including:

  • Queens: The Time Warner Cable store located inside the Queens Center Mall (90-15 Queens Blvd) and Hillside Honda at 139-07 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
  • Staten Island: The Time Warner Cable store located at 2845 Richmond Avenue.
  • Manhattan: At both Time Warner Cable stores in Manhattan, located at 46A East 23rd Street (between Park Avenue South & Broadway) and 2554 Broadway (at 96th Street), and Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park at 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

For a complete list of drop-off locations and to learn more about the program, visit http://www.ny1.com/holidays. Donations will be accepted through December 22.

Time Warner Cable’s New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

About NY1 News
NY1 News, a part of Time Warner Cable's Local News Division, is a 24-hour news channel that covers weather, local news, politics, traffic, sports and arts throughout the five boroughs. NY1 is available on channel 1 and in high definition on channel 701 on the following cable systems: Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region (serving Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and portions of Brooklyn), Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey, parts of the Hudson Valley. Viewers have access to NY1 news content, feature segments and special programs with NY1 Video On Demand on channel 1111 of Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey. On Cablevision systems of New York City (serving the rest of Brooklyn and the Bronx) it is available on channel 8. It can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channels in Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Albany, and North Carolina, and on Bright House Networks in Central Florida. NY1 News is available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1.com.

About NY1 Noticias
NY1 Noticias, a part of Time Warner Cable's Local News Division, is New York City’s only 24-hour Spanish language local news channel, serving New York City's five boroughs and parts of New Jersey with its coverage of weather, local news, politics, sports and arts throughout the five boroughs. Noticias, a part of Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region available on channel 95 and channel 801 on Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey cable systems, and 194 of Cablevision Systems of New York City. Viewers have access to NY1 Noticias’ news content, feature segments and special programs with NY1 Video On Demand on channel 1111 of Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey. NY1 Noticias is also available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1noticias.com.

About Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.

About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest (www.CityHarvest.org) is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

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