Birds Nest Foundation Wins Bronze Stevie Award for Food Bank of New York City Public Service Announcement

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Birds Nest Foundation Wins Bronze Stevie Award for Food Bank of New York City Public Service Announcement
New York, NY – November 13, 2013 – Avis Richards’ 501(c)(3) non-profit, Birds Nest Foundation, took home the Bronze Stevie Award for producing ‘The Color of Hunger’ Food Bank for New York City Public Service Announcement (PSA) at the 10th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 8th. The PSA shines a light on hunger with the message, “Hunger is here. Thankfully so are you. Donate. Advocate. Volunteer.”
Founded by Avis Richards, the Birds Nest Foundation produces high-quality documentaries, short videos and PSA’s for charitable organizations. Productions have touched upon important topics such as education, health, women’s issues, the environment, anti-violence, and more.
“We are very proud to receive this industry accolade and of all the work we do on behalf of our clients and partners,” said Richards. “Hunger in our country is a real problem and not always easy to see. We are honored to be able to partner with New York City Food Bank and spread the word.”
Food Bank For New York City warehouses and distributes free food for over 1.5 million hungry New Yorkers each year. As one of the country’s largest food banks, their mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a sold-out event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The 2013 awards received more than 1,2000 nominations from 18 nations and territories. Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at
About Birds Nest Foundation
Avis Richards is the Founder and CEO of Birds Nest Foundation™, a 501(c)3 non-profit creative group that produces high-quality documentaries, short videos and public service announcements (PSAs) for charitable organizations.  To date, Richards has granted PSA’s, short films and documentaries for dozens of Non-Profits including ones helmed by Goldie Hawn, Michael Bolton, Andre Agassi, and John Legendto name a few. Her productions have touched upon important topics such as Education, Health, Women’s Issues, the Environment, Anti-Violence, and more. Avis was recently nominated for several New York Emmy® Awards for her weekly TV series produced through Birds Nest, Lunch NYC. In Avis’ upcoming documentary “Balance”, we discover how to regain our balance and live longer, healthier lives by managing hormonal distress that affect our bodies, moods and abilities.
Birds Nest Foundation recently launched an incredible new venture, the “Ground Up Campaign”, which is planting academic gardens in schools across the country. The goal is to help kids understand and appreciate healthy foods, vegetables, proper nutrition, and teach healthy eating habits from a young age. The initiative was inspired by a documentary film Avis directed and produced, Lunch, which addresses unhealthy lunch programs in schools. Lunchinspired Avis to create a weekly TV series in New York, called Dylan’s Lunchbox, a lifestyle program helping New Yorkers with sustainable healthy living in the city starring her son, teen food critic Dylan Richards – for which she was nominated for Three New York Emmy Awards this yearAvis is currently in production on Lunch: The Solutions, a sequel to Lunch which focuses on healthy solutions for school lunches in America.