Don and Arianna Huffington pen Fortune op-ed on Newark Working Kitchens, Sleep

Don and Arianna Huffington published an op-ed in Fortune about Audible and Thrive Global’s collaboration to bring free audio experiences to invite relaxation and sleep and donate meals for Newark residents most at risk.

This is why Audible and Thrive Global have come together, along with the strong voices of Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nick Jonas, and others, to introduce a collection of free audio experiences—from guided meditations and bedtime stories to sound baths and microsteps for better sleep—designed to help people rest during this difficult time.

Beyond helping people navigate an historically anxious time, we’ll also be sustaining and creating restaurant jobs in Newark and providing meals that will be delivered to Newark’s most vulnerable citizens—as well as to the city’s frontline health care workers. Audible and Newark allies—including famed chefs Marcus Samuelsson and José Andrés—recently launched Newark Working Kitchens (NWK) to fund local restaurants to help feed as many frontline workers and local residents impacted by the pandemic as possible. Audible has already committed to purchasing 100,000 meals from a network of relit restaurants, and we, along with our partners, plan to fund more meals and jobs following the launch of the sleep solution.

Newark Working Kitchens, launched in March, activates local restaurants to deliver nutritious cooked meals to low-income families, seniors and disabled citizens, frontline healthcare workers and the homeless.