by Stephen Garner

Mr Porter’s parent company Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has extended its “Volunteered Vehicles” initiative, donating its New York region Premier Delivery Service fleet to non-profit God’s Love We Deliver, for its Emergency Shelf-Stable Meal Drive which took place from April 17th-19th.

During the food drive, God’s Love We Deliver successfully delivered 140,000 meals, containing 14 days’ worth of non-perishable food, to vulnerable people living with severe illnesses across all five boroughs of New York, in Hudson County, and Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. Yoox Net-A-Porter Group donated its Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter fleets which were critical in helping the charity to deliver sustainable food packs to nearly 5,000 people living with severe and chronic illnesses.

The vehicle fleet was available due to the online retailer pausing all deliveries, as it has temporarily closed its U.S. headquarters and distribution center in New Jersey. While Mr Porter is still accepting orders, items will not be delivered until it is deemed safe to reopen the retailer’s facilities.

The donation marks the third phase of Yoox-Net-A-Porter Group’s “Volunteered Vehicles” initiative, which supports charities local to the Group’s Premier Delivery markets in their aim to deliver essential supplies to socially isolated communities. The activation in New York follows efforts already established in London, Milan, and Hong Kong.

Each year, God’s Love We Deliver cooks and delivers medically tailored meals across the New York City metropolitan area to nearly 9,000 clients who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves.