October 13, 2020, Englewood NJ – Center for Food Action has been selected as a finalist in the 2nd  annual .ORG Impact Awards, which honors remarkable .ORGs and individuals positively impacting their communities and making the world a better place. The awards are hosted by the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the people behind .ORG.

CFA is one of the top five entries in the Fighting Hunger & Poverty category for our work serving the increased need of our community as a result of the pandemic.

“I am so proud of the hard work of our staff and volunteers who transformed our operation in a matter of days from in-person face to face advocacy, to drive-through food distribution due to the pandemic.” Stated Patricia Espy, Executive Director, Center for Food Action, “Our team is working outside, in the cold, in the heat, in the rain, every day to help distribute food to an average of 1,000 families a week.  Being named a finalist for the .ORG Impact Award is a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

More than 500 organizations and individuals submitted entries this year.  Submissions were reviewed and scored by a panel of judges who are leaders in the Internet, non-profit, health, education and marketing sectors. All nominations must be tied to an active website with a .ORG domain.

“The .ORG Impact Awards celebrate and showcase the incredible work that mission-driven organizations are doing in their communities and around the world,” said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of the Public Interest Registry. “We want to thank all those who submitted entries and congratulate all the finalists. We look forward to celebrating all the finalists and announcing the winners at the Ten Days of .ORG later this year.”

This year’s finalists and winners will be celebrated as part of the “The Ten Days of .ORG,” an online experience beginning on November 30 that celebrates the range of achievements that have healed, inspired, transformed and connected communities over the past year. Follow and tune into @PIRegistry on social media to watch the Ten Days of .ORG presentations November 30 through December 11.

Interested parties should visit www.orgimpactawards.org for complete rules and information.

About .ORG

.ORG is the original purpose-driven “generic” top-level domain (gTLD) with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG is open to everyone, providing a global platform for organizations, associations, clubs, businesses and individuals to bring their ideas to life. For more than 30 years, .ORG has built an enduring legacy of trust, preserving an open and secure Internet where diverse communities can establish a trusted online identity and freely share ideas. .ORG is powered by the non-profit Public Interest Registry (PIR). PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for more than 15 years with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves to improving our world. PIR was founded by the Internet Society (internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA. Visit www.TheNew.org for more information.