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Updated: Feb 14, 2020

LONG ISLAND (November 19, 2019) — NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, recently partnered with Musically Fed, a Phoenix-based non-profit, to distribute the surplus of unused backstage meals from Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert, to be donated to Mercy Soup Kitchen in Wyandanch.

Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. The Phoenix-based non-profit – whose past national partners have included The Zac Brown Band, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Chesney, Shawn Mendes, and Elton John – researches and identifies local opportunities, then coordinates all aspects of food pick-up, transport and drop-off.

“The mission of Musically Fed is important, and we were so thrilled to work with their team to execute on this opportunity,” said Nick Vaerewyck, SVP, Programming and Business Operations at NYCB Live. “We would love to continue to help feed Long Islanders by donating unused food from catering and have begun to explore some opportunities.”

“We want to thank NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Chef Anthony Liddell of Popcorn Catering, and Pete Sadler, who helped transport the food,” said Maria Brunner, Musically Fed’s founder and director. “Because of them, we were able to provide a significant amount of unused catering from Elton John's show Saturday night for the Mercy Soup Kitchen.”


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NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened on April 5, 2017 with a concert by Billy Joel after an 18-month, $180 million renovation. NYCB LIVE is the proud home of the New York Islanders, Long Island Nets, and New York Riptide. The arena also hosts concerts, family shows, professional wrestling, college basketball, theatre performances, trade shows and more.

NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is operated by Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding.

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