Wellfare is excited to announce Eat & Move Better Boxes, a new partnership with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty and Hospital for Special Surgery that will help grow our impactful Better Box program and provide additional health and wellness resources to New Yorkers in need.
The partnership tipped off last weekend in Brooklyn with Nets player T.J. Warren and dozens of volunteers who distributed more than 300 Eat & Move Better Boxes of nutritious packaged groceries, along with HSS resistance bands, yoga mats and pedometers to Wellfare members. HSS clinicians were also onsite administering free blood pressure checks.
“It’s great to be able to give back to the community and provide food and other healthy resources. Brooklyn has welcomed me with open arms and I’m excited to be here,” said Warren.
“Addressing food insecurity is a priority of our community work in Brooklyn and Greater NYC,” said Alesia Howard, Liberty’s Vice President of Communications and Social Responsibility. “The New York Liberty are eager to continue this partnership with Wellfare, the Nets and HSS to further support our neighbors through 2023 and beyond.”
“Our partnership with Wellfare, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty exemplifies our commitment to combatting food insecurity while providing community members with wellness resources to help them move better and prevent injuries in their daily lives,” said Dr. Riley Williams, HSS Sports Medicine Surgeon & Brooklyn Nets Medical Director & Head Team Physician. “Eat & Move Better Boxes are impacting the way residents of Brooklyn and other neighborhoods across the city approach health and wellness routines, and we couldn’t be more excited to grow this program with our partners, and with the community in mind.”
Throughout the Nets and Liberty seasons, both teams along with HSS will launch various fundraising campaigns and host community wellness events to accelerate Wellfare’s growth and impact across New York City.