Food Bank For New York City Selects Amazon for Cadwalader Award for Corporate Service

February 14, 2020

Cadwalader congratulates Amazon for being selected by Food Bank For New York City as the 2020 recipient of the Cadwalader Award for Corporate Service.

In selecting Amazon, the Food Bank is recognizing a corporate partner that – like Cadwalader – has made an organizational commitment to serving the 1.5 million New Yorkers who depend on Food Bank for food assistance and other resources.

Food Bank established the Cadwalader Award for Corporate Service in 2013 to acknowledge the firm’s years of support, reaching back over 35 years when the firm helped establish Food Bank as a non-profit organization and serving as its outside general counsel on a pro bono basis ever since. Cadwalader also established Justice Served in 2015, an annual campaign that this year is bringing together 24 entities, including law firms, law departments and associations in the NYC legal community, to raise money and activate volunteers in support of Food Bank.

Amazon earned recognition this year for its support of anti-hunger efforts, by selecting Food Bank to pilot its SNAP program and for hosting a pop-up distribution in Staten Island during the Thanksgiving holiday. Previous winners of the Cadwalader Award for Corporate Service have included Boar’s Head, JPMorgan Chase, Stop & Shop, TMI Foods, Citi, Fresh Direct and Target.

Corporate social responsibility is at the core of Cadwalader’s commitment to the Food Bank. The firm boasts a broad array of CSR initiatives, including a robust pro bono program, active efforts to support diversity and inclusion and a commitment to sustainability initiatives.

The Cadwalader Award was presented by Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld, founder of the Justice Served campaign and member of the Food Bank's Board of Directors, at Food Bank’s annual Hunger Conference in New York City yesterday.