The core aim of Delicacies Jewelry is to provide as many meals as possible to those who need it most. The Minnesota-based brand believe food is love, which is why they’re using their ingredient-inspired jewelry to help fight hunger.
Founded by Nicole Larson, the Delicacies brand is the first-ever full line of jewelry for epicureans and food lovers that gives something back. A portion of every sale is given to hunger-related charities chosen by the brand's notable chef partners.
“My goal is to sell as much ingredient-driven jewelry as possible, so we can donate loads of money to hunger-related organisations to help defeat hunger and food insecurity. Because regardless of race, age, income or nationality, everybody deserves the right to eat.” - Nicole Larson.
Delicacies transform humble ingredients into tasteful jewelry for people who love food. Their designs are all handcrafted in 14kt gold and some are accented with diamonds. From chili peppers to lobsters, pineapples to artichokes, chickens to tomatoes - you can celebrate your favorite ingredient and help prevent people going hungry at the same time.
Every season Delicacies team up with a different high-profile chef who shares their mutual love of food to fight hunger. The chef chooses their favorite ingredient from the Delicacies range and their hunger-relief charity of choice. Delicacies then donate 50% of the proceeds of each chef’s chosen ingredient and at least 10% of every other purchase.
This season’s chef is trained culinary expert, food writer and Top Chef judge, Gail Simmons. She has chosen the egg as her ingredient of choice. From now until the end of 2017, Delicacies are donating to her chosen charity City Harvest. A New York charity that operates in the city through food rescue and distribution, and education.
City Harvest provides food to 500 community food programs throughout New York City. On average, City Harvest rescues some 150,000 pounds of food each day, with more than 50% of rescued food being fresh produce. Since 1982, City Harvest has rescued more than 500 million pounds of food.