No One Should Go Hungry
Every week, I’m going to highlight the efforts of a New York-based volunteer organization devoted to feeding New York’s hungry, raising awareness about hunger issues, teaching New Yorkers about good nutrition, and supporting New York State agriculture.
In the Spotlight This Week:
Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 26 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to more than 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
They have mulitple volunteer initiatives, including picking up food from restaurants and special events, delivering meals to elderly, and raising awareness.
To donate money to this amazing organization: http://www.cityharvest.org/home.aspx?catid=2&pg=19
To donate food: http://www.cityharvest.org/home.aspx?catid=1&pg=13
To get involved: http://www.cityharvest.org/home.aspx?catid=4&pg=25
Anyone want to join the young professionals committee with me? Let me know!