b'NEWSGreat Performances Liz Neumark Honored for Serving New York City During the PandemicL iz Neumark, founder and chair of New York-basedIn addition, Great Performances partnered with the nonprofit catering company Great Performances, received anfounded by Neumark, The Sylvia Center, to raise $600,000 over Empire Whole Health Heroes Award for her responsefour months for the preparation and delivery of 120,000 meals to the pandemic.to health professionals at 22 hospitals throughout the New York Presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield in partnershiparea. The company also donated meals to needy residents in the with Crains New York Business, the awards honored 50companys home base of the Bronx. For more information on people who have displayed extraordinary leadership,Great Performances, visit greatperformances.com.dedication, empathy and remarkable compassion to help ensure the safety and wellness of all New Yorkers during thisLiz Neumark, left, led unprecedented crisis. Neumark is one of four honorees fromher catering company, the foodservice industry.Great Performances, Within days of the mid-March 2020 shuttering of thein producing and city in the face of the pandemic, Neumark retooled Greatdelivering hundreds Performances kitchen to produce and deliver 40,000of thousands of meals meals a week, under the auspices of the citys Departmentto the housebound elderly in New York for the Aging, to housebound elderly. Subsequently, GreatCity, and subsequently Performances began working with the Mayors Office for Foodhelped meet demand Policy and Office of Emergency Management to help meet thefor packaged meals unprecedented demand for packaged meals by hospitals, dayby hospitals and care centers, food pantries and community centers. other vital institutions(above). 8 CATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS cfe-news.com'