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Gordon and Tana Ramsay Aim to Make Meaningful Difference

The Gordon & Tana Ramsay Foundation supports Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital's ambition to give sick children the best chance of life. Support this new partnership and help the foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity provide: Cutting-edge medical equipment to improve patient treatment at GOSH; New parent accommodation so families can stay close to their child; and Funding for play specialists to help make patients' hospital stays as stress-free as possible. Through their support of the Louis Dundas Centre for Children's Palliative Care, the Ramsay family has developed a deeper understanding of the amazing things that happen at GOSH, leading them to dedicate their foundation to supporting the hospital's work. Each year, GOSH receives more than 255,000 patient visits from children and young people across the UK. The money raised through The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation's partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity will help these children and their families at a time when they need it most. Find out why GOSH needs your help.

A NOTE FROM GORDON AND TANA:
"We know how important family is – especially during difficult times. With your help, we want to support the thousands of children and their families who come to the hospital each year, at a time when they need our support the most. Please donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity through The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation today."


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Chef Hugh Acheson


Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson is a Georgia-based restaurateur, chef, and partner, whose signature establishment, Athens Five & Ten, was described by Atlanta Food & Lifestyle as 'the eatery that put a remote college town on the culinary map.' He also owns The National and the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South, which Food & Wine recognized as a Best New Chef designation. He is a James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southeast (2014) as well as being named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine (2002). Chef Acheson is the author of the James Beard Foundation Award Winning Cookbook A New Turn In The South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen. His second cookbook is Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks. And his third, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruit, which was released in the spring of 2015. Along with his signature-brow (see Gallery & passion for sports), Chef Acheson is best known for competing in Bravo's Top Chef Masters Season 3, and as the frequent, wise-cracking, off-beat guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Chef is a self-subscribed, unabashed, outspoken proponent for local and sustainable agriculture. In fact, Chef was hired by Live Nation as a consultant to assist them in this area, where he helped Live Nation to have all their produce served at their thirty-eight amphitheaters around the U.S., sourced from within about a one hundred mile radius of each venue. In addition, he's helped overhaul their venues concessions to serve only local produce and humanely-raised meats. All the meats Live Nation carries either have the Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership or Animal Welfare Approved certification. Just these revolutionary changes alone have helped Live Nation save an extra one million dollars a year, and generating goodwill by serving better food, offering more vegetarian product, supporting local farms, and being out in front of major cultural megatrends. This move comes as sports arenas around the country (really, around the world) continue to overhaul their own food offerings to better appeal to America's growing appetite for good grub. This has happened simultaneously with a demand for healthier and more varied options, including in the area of wine. Hallelujah, the skies have parted! More recently Chef has been out front in starting an organization called 'Seed Life Skills'; a living curriculum dedicated to empowering youth to be sustainable stewards of food and financial resources. A non-profit that empowers hands-on home economics skills in youth by providing experiential finance, culinary, and DIY curriculum, coupled with resources to aid teachers. Hallelujah, another miracle! If you would like to learn more and see how you can help in this life-changing, transformational movement, please go HERE.


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Tom Colicchio Has Gotten In the Ring to Fight the Hunger Epidemic in America

Chef Tom Colicchio is a restaurateur, culinary industry leader, star of Bravo's super-hit franchise 'Top Chef' and NBC Sports Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of the series "Hooked-Up". Chef has been nominated in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category many times, for 'Top Chef', and won in 2010. Chef hasn't just rolled up his sleeves and jumped into the ring, now he is asking you to join in the fight with him. And the first blow was a powerful right-hook in the film 'A Place at the Table'. A film which chronicles and explains why the problem of food insecurity is everyone's problem. As an executive producer of this critically acclaimed, award-winning film, which he created in collaboration with his talented wife, filmmaker Lori Silverbush and co-director, Kristi Jacobson, 'A Place at the Table' has brought much needed light to the pervasive problem of hunger, that has become, as Chef describes it, "our national embarrassment." In interviews, Chef often uses the phrase "food insecurity problem" to describe the issue of hunger the United States is facing. In a compelling, non-lecturing manner, 'A Place at the Table' effectively gets the message out that more than 50 million Americans are food insecure. And that out of those receiving food stamps—otherwise known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program)— about 40 percent are currently employed. With a tightly regulated program that only provides participants with about $1.40 per meal, even SNAP recipients struggle to feed themselves in a system where only the most highly processed, sugary foods are close to affordable. The documentary explores how apathy is at the pit of this it and must be overcome if we ever expect to have any chance of turning the tide and reaching any level of victory. "In the film, Jeff Bridges said it quite well when he said, 'If another country was doing this to us, we'd be at war'" Colicchio stated. In this film, 'Top Chef' star and world-renowned Chef, shows why food insecurity is everyone's problem. But despite our failings, Colicchio explains that there is still a chance to resolve the bulk of our issues. "I think if you ask people, 'Who's on food stamps?' they’d say, 'People who are out of work and lazy.' It's people who work. That's why I think it's really important that we increase the minimum wage, because hunger is an issue of poverty." When asked by the New York Times if the "switch from appetizers to activism seemed jarring", Mr. Colicchio, who owns and runs the Craft chain of restaurants, pointed out that since the 1970s, when Alice Waters touched off the farm-to-table revolution, chefs have served as educators and cultural enlighteners, informing their customers about the social benefits of organic farming and sustainably produced food. That gets a bell ring, only this time- it's for the starving, which are often children.

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LeBron James Family Foundation


The LeBron James Family Foundation’s (501c3) mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. In 2011, LeBron became the face of the State Farm 26 Second Campaign, which targets the national dropout issue. What started out as the Bikeathon has evolved into the Wheels for Education program with a focus on LeBron's hometown, directly reflecting his passion for philanthropy and education. Program Wheels for Education (WFE) is more than a program, it's a commitment. Each year, LeBron and his Foundation select a group of third grade students to be a part of WFE. WFE students begin each year with a two-week technology camp offered by Akron After School (AAS) in partnership with the Foundation. Throughout the school year, the WFE students receive support, encouragement and incentives; these interventions will continue throughout their journeys to graduation. Go check out his foundation's site to see the promises the student in the Wheels for Education Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 have made. As well as features like; the communication hub, designed specifically for students and their parents to check in, a LeBron's Community Message Board, and even some occasional "notes" of encouragement left by some other VIP's, and much more.


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